Being out in public with a close friend or family who’s with you and your autistic child. Your child is whining, crying, on the verge of a tantrum OR your child is hyper, scripting, disturbing others. AND in both situations people are staring, your blood is boiling, your anxiety just went off the roof, and you’re getting stressed and desperate because it just won’t stop. Yet, that person. Right next to you. Your friend. Your family member. Your spouse. He or she is oblivious to all the pain you and your child is experiencing. Has no clue what so ever as to what is occurring. That is pure loneliness.