Helplessness. Frustration. Sadness. They’re all emotions you’re probably more acquainted with than you like to think about. After first dealing with your child with autism’s diagnosis, your life has been a roller-coaster. What’s more difficult is when a close family member struggles to understand your situation and what your child is going through. It’s one thing if it is a stranger in the grocery store, but when it is someone close to you, it’s truly heartbreaking.