My 34 year old brother-in-law has Asperger’s syndrome and lives with us. He has learned helplessness. He lived with his mom until she died 2 years ago. She did everything for him and did nothing at the same time. She was a hoarder and didn’t ask anything of him. So he doesn’t pick up after himself. He doesn’t wash dishes. He just sits in his room all day. I wish he could know what needs to be done and do it. I knew that I should have asked him this morning to wash the dishes. But I thought I’d give him a chance to do it on his own. I should’ve known better than that. I just got home and they’re still sitting in the sink. When he cooked supper 2 nights ago he rinsed the dishes and they were greasy in the drainer so I loaded them into the dishwasher. I was waiting for today to run it and now it’s completely full. I’m running it now, after driving for 3 hours, and my back has been hurting all day.

Posted by merriman_alisha at 2023-06-29 17:37:35 UTC