i have heard the saddest thing from my own partner. earlier this year our 3 yr old son was diagnosed with autism. sad, yes but it could be a whole lot worse. hes not doomed to die in 3 months time. hes not going to be in a wheelchair etc. as long as my son is healthy and happy then theres nothing to stress about.
in a heart to heart with my partner he confided something to me. he believes that its his fault our son is autistic. he thinks that god is punishing him through our son for a past "sin" he commited (he did tell me the "sin" but i dont think its fair to write it on here)
i could not believe what i was hearing! i have tried talking some sense into him but how do you undo 28 years of brainwashing?
he was the same when his uncle recently died. he kept saying "what was his sin to die like that?" (his uncle had an aggresive brain tumour and looked like a corpse long before he died.)
it saddens me to hear this. does anyone have any advice for me so i can try and get him to stop blaming himself over our sons autism?