I speak to my family, they do not listen.
This can be distressing as I find it difficult to speak about my illness.
If I am dismissed, I feel frustrated.
Especially as the matter may be urgent.
For example, my Mum often talked about my illness to my cousins.
Later, they would use this knowledge to mock me.
I asked her to stop, but she kept doing this.
I became very frustrated, as it was a source of embarrassment.
Even when I begged, she would do this.
So many times, communication will break down, or our families choose not to listen.