It seems like my mother wants me to be forever disabled. Why is this?

She applied for me to get a disability payment from government years ago, even though a lot of people think I can work perfectly fine and that my mom is just using me because she's very unwell. I was diagnosed autistic before I turned 5 but I've come such a long way (I'm 25 now) and study full time. 

Whenever I have doctor appointments she emphasises and exaggerates my weak points and areas I struggle with.

Why is this, and has anyone else experienced similar? 

3 Answers

  • 7 months ago

    Don't allow her to hold you down. Live the best life you can! 

  • 7 months ago

    Several possibilities:

    1. She is in it for the money

    2. She Munchausen by Proxy

    3. She thinks the stigma of disability overrides common sense

    4. She gets some satisfaction out of being a devoted mother to a disabled child

    5. She is out of touch with expected norms. 

    She can't "keep you disabled" forever. At 18, you can demand your independence and forge out on your own.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    An Excessively Over Protective, Neurotic, Nut!  Some moms have their obsession to control someone forever! 

    How about you pray to GOD and ask God for a way to live your own life?

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