Hi, I’m a newbie...be kind! I was diagnosed with bipolar 6 years ago but have admittedly suffered since being a teen. I was on antidepressants virtually my whole life and it’s no wonder they never worked when it was actually bipolar I had and not depression. Anyway I want to talk about one of my main triggers. It’s my son, who has autism. What do you do when you are the carer for your son who is one of your main triggers? I’m in week 3 of the Summer holidays and I swear I have literally had enough. I don’t even get any relief from him during term time because at the moment he is not in school full time, only half days and even then not every day. My son is high functioning and he also has PDA and living with him is like being in a violent relationship, you have to watch what you say, how you say it. He picks fights to have a meltdown, he’s rude and obnoxious. He hits and hurts his brother. It is absolutely horrendous way to live. (He can also be adorable, funny and kind but obviously that part of it isn’t a problem). I just want to get my car and drive and drive and drive.