Hi Sandra, I'm fairly new too, but very glad I joined, have already got so much support and comfort from other members & I don't feel quite so alone now.
I have 2 girls with autism; C is 18 in a couple of weeks, but is really still a toddler, so this is very physically and mentally demanding for me & quite relentless. I love her to bits, but I never switch off. H is 16 and more Aspergers, but still pretty vulnerable. Found it difficult to hear about their cousins (same age) out on the lash this new year, when mine aren't able to leave the house alone.
Anyway, trying not to dwell completely on the negative this year...! Hate feeling full of resentment, it's a pretty powerful poison.
Take care & lots of love x