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I honestly can't stand what I am. I hate myself. I even resent every one of you, because in my eyes, you're also monsters.
This website is a politically correct joke. We don't need comfort and acceptance. We need to be normal. I want to be normal. I want to be part of those who aren't associated with freaks of nature like Chris-chan.
I'm going to change myself. I'm going to stop flapping my hands and twiddling my fingers. I'm going to tell myself that I don't have Aspergers. I'll pretend I have the better mental disorders: OCD and Anxiety.
You all think a cure for Autism would be bad. But as long as it isn't in vaccine form, I'll take it.
I want to Thank everyone on aspiescentral for all of your stories, confessions, laughs and tears.
I needed the support, I needed the community and I needed to be understood. But I was self diagnosed until today. Asd 1 and adhd.
I feel like I've left one principle for another. Sorry selfies... but I am sooooo relieved I must say. I feel actually pretty normal for a change.. kinda like when I was young and eager. Once again. Thank you all for your stories. Without you guys it would have been so much harder.
Do you have dreams when you are sleeping?
I have. And a lot of people have dreams when they sleep even if they don't have a good imagination. I was always interested in the theme of dreams and I did not find the thread on this forum about dreams and so I decided to write it.
the question is: are the dreams of autistic people differ from NT`s dreams? how often do you not see the boundary between dream and reality?
From 2009 to 2013, I often had sleepy paralysis with visual hallucinations, sounds and other things. I was a really stupid child and I thought that I was abducted by aliens because of hallucinations and nightmares about the end of the world where aliens destroy the Earth.
I have no idea what caused my sleep paralysis, can this be related to asperger syndrome? it's a neurological disease.
Now I have a book, through which I learn the meaning of the symbols in my dreams. they help me understand what is my hidden problem in real life.
I often dream that I am a completely...
I was curious to know how many of you have hearing problems?
I wear hearing aids for certain tones but can hear without them, it is just not very clear.
I recall my therapist mentioning that many Aspies she helps have hearing loss.
I am picking up Kirkland brand hearing aids tomorrow, to try out for the first time. If anyone is interested in them, feel free to ask.
I feel so jealous and inadequate when I come to this forum and see that there are so many other Aspies in loving relationships. I mean am I an Aspie among Apsies? I can't seem to figure out how to connect with any woman I meet. It's so frustrating always being alone all the time. I have friends but I just wish I had something more. The rest of my life is pretty great it's just this one thing that makes me feel incomplete.
I’ve been given the key to my (Aspie) partners house.... I live in my house but it’s stressful due to an never ending divorce and issues with my children.... and he lives on his own....
He’s away on a trip with his brother for two weeks....
He’s ‘given’ me a set of keys to ‘come here when it gets too much at home’....
We’ve been getting very close for a long while... buying stuff for the house and he wants me to choose everything.... which is not as wild an idea as you might think, as our tastes are similar....
My question is this.... I would love to re-organise the kitchen so that everything is sorted..(it’s VERY messy) plates and dishes and glasses all in every cupboard... food stuffs in with mugs etc - you get the idea...
I’m not sure how this would go down... ‘I’ Am the organiser.... but I don’t want to do this and it’s not wanted... do you think he likes it all mixed up... or do you think it stresses him..... his garage is all sorted and neat with everything in its...
I like to think that the title should explain this better than anything I could possibly write here.
I've never been the most confident or proud person in the world, especially with the past I have... and I won't dare go into that mess.. I'd be here for hours.
One of the biggest responses I get to my lack of confidence is "take an anti-depressant." Yeah.... like I wasn't force fed those for 12 years... (dug into my past there, sorry.)
I'm not looking for sympathy on this, but when you think of yourself as lower than literally a rock, you would think that no amount of hateful words or anything of that nature could bring you any lower, I certainly wish that was true.
I hear all the time that "you beat yourself up a lot" well, once you've experienced and lived the life I have, you'd understand a little better.
This lack of confidence has pushed many opportunities and people from my life, apparently it's an absolute requirement that you have to be extremely arrogant to make it in...
My friend has a son, Charlie, who is suspected to have an asperger syndrome. He's 13 years old. His mother has been diagnosed with MS and his father died more than one year ago, so his home situation is difficult.
Charlie wasn't diagnosed asperger, but he has lots of symtopmes of it. Specialists refuse to give him the diagnosis, saying he's somewhere between the ADHD and asperger, some say that he's a rebelious type.
Charlie doesn't seem to be motivated to learn at school. He says that learning doesn't make sense. When one does his homework with him, he often gets distracted, furious, histerical or even wants to make you to do his homework for him. He also doesn't believe he can succeed, it's hard to convince him that he's smart. (and he is) When we do the homework he sometimes can't divide by 10 or 3. (the other day he can)
It's strange that one day he does well and the other day he does really bad doing his homework. Same with grades at school - he sometimes does well and...
This thread may irk some, which is not my intention. My intention is to start a discussion on the eccentricities of those on the spectrum compared to those that are not. Including myself and personal observations, it seems that those on the spectrum or more prone to eccentric behavior. That is to say, cast off what is considered the norm and doing our own thing be it disregarding the current fashion trend, music, whatever.
For instance, when I was in school I would wear a certain hat and jacket everyday, which were unusual and way outside the fad of the time. I know some of the young people at work that are definitely on the spectrum that dye their hair a different color each day; some enjoy some very unusual activities, etc.
The question is, do we do it for attention, to set ourselves apart from others, or we “just like it that way?” Does our eccentric behavior even have anything to do with being on the spectrum?
Let the comments begin.
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