I read an article which said that people with MI can get stressed out when siblings come home.
My brother and sister visited this month.
It stressed me out!
I’ll go out on a limb and say that even people who haven’t got MI may have a hard time with those visits, especially when the house is full of relatives.
Additionally, like with my dad, relatives may be insensitive…or even in denial that you are mentally ill.
Normal healthy people are competing in the economy…etc. So, I feel, there can be a callousness and arrogance, even without grandiosity.
If people are angry or arguing, it makes me sad.
Another reason which causes stress for me, I think, is that siblings (or other relatives) may have reached levels of life achievement I haven’t, and that can remind me that I’m not doing as well.
To become jealous of my siblings is a source of stress!
Because of my deficits in social cognition, I can find it hard to talk to people, because I simply struggle to read facial expressions.
Or other subtle gestures, like different expressions, inflections or tones of voice.
I also think, whenever I percieve an “intruder” in the house, it can make me more paranoid.
TLDR: Do you experience this; how do you get through it?