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coping with an uncertain future
I have joined this community as I am based in South West London and am the father of a 7 year old child with global developmental delay. He is a very happy little boy but sometimes I feel very concerned about what the future holds in store for him. He has two older siblings (18 and 21) who love him dearly but I do not want them to feel responsible for him. His mother (my wife) suffers from a debilitating mental health illness and is often not part of his life. He is now beggining to notice her absences. This adds to my concerns. Mostly day to day life is fine but sometimes the uncertainty surrounding his future (I am 55) does make me anxious and sad. I am wondering how other parents in this situation cope with these feelings? I often make the mstake of comparing how he and his life is at the age of 7 compared to that of his 21 year old brother when he was 7. These are real bitter sweet comparisons and I know that I shouldn't go there....