8. Please don’t ridicule me for my coping mechanisms. I like to color to help ignore thoughts. If I’m doing that instead of due tasks then I’m really struggling.
9. We know that sometimes you don’t understand us, but please consider that sometimes we don’t understand either. As hard as it is for you, imagine how hard it is for the person suffering through it. I don’t know why I have to flatten out every single wrinkle in the sheet before I sleep, and I know my boyfriend is tired and wants to go to bed too, but if I don’t, I won’t be able to sleep and will be itchy all night. We’re doing our best, please just be patient with us.