Why is this so hard to understand?

One of my pet peeves. I try to acknowledge the fact that I have TS because my tics are obvious and instead of getting an “Oh, OK” or some other brief acknowledgement of understanding and move on, I get people telling me I don’t need to apologize for my disorder. I just want people to understand what they are seeing/hearing, no apologies unless I throw something at you.


  1. I find that others actually say, “I’m sorry that your child has Tourette.” What do they mean by that?! Are they saying that it’s a bad thing that my child has it, or are they empathizing with me?!

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