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When I was sixteen, I met a girl. She was very strange. But I liked her strangeness. I fell in love. It turns out to she was on the spectrum. Due to different paths in life, we split up.
A few years later, at 21, we began talking again. This time we were more serious. We admitted our love for each other and got engaged. I broke her trust and her heart. When she broke it off from me because of it, it broke my heart. I never got over her.
Now, at 35, we have begun talking again. We've both grown up since then. She has feelings for me, just as I am still in love with her. But she isn't sure she can trust me because of what happened before.
Does anyone have any advice on how to regain her trust?
I realize that we all interpret things differently and those interpretations are affected by our past experiences, up bringing, etc. I also have read that because autists have so many other stimuli working and entering our brains at the same time we often interpret things wrong. I don't remember exactly what I read and can't find it now, but I had a really hard time when I read the article and it made me wonder if my entire life was mis-interpreted. It drove me nuts. I wish I could find the article, because I may have interpreted it wrong. lol
I do realize that a safe surrounding may feel unsafe for us because all the other stimuli we are receiving. And I do realize that we might interpret something wrong because we take things literally most the time. But this article made me feel it was way more than that (but I could be wrong). It was a couple years ago when I was first learning about autism and I even asked the doctor who had done my testing about it because it made me...
I’m not quite sure myself.. but I have been thinking of the things that I do (I am an over thinker) and it occured to me that I am quite selfish at times.
I love travelling and go away places quite often.
Tomorrow i’m off to Windsor.. I nagged my mother, who eventually agreed to go...bought the tickets.
But now I feel quite guilty. My mum is fine going down to Windsor but it’s an awfully long journey all for my own wants and interests.
Mum isn’t totally interested in going and is just going because I paid etc.
I’m not sure if this is inherently selfish. But I do, nag people to go places quite often to suite my own needs.
I think maybe it’s unfair taking my mum three hours, with a change in London just to satisfy my own interests.
I might just not go now and stay at home. I would rather sit here and let my mum do her own thing in peace than feel the guilt of having her go somewhere where she is not desperately keen on going. It’s overkill.
Is it an Aspie thing as I when I go to the grocery store I quickly get what I need pay and get out in about 10-15 minutes tops? Also hate waiting rooms and want to get out quickly.
However I am finding in comfortable social situations I like to say longer but in big crowds I want to leave but I am working though that through exposure.
Hello. i have to do the ados module 4 in few days,
I've read few post here and in a old post someone says a NT.. what is NT ?
Also, in the part of test when they ask to complete a story from a picture or create a story from a toy...
I would simple scream : NO. I would feel pain in my body, or feel annoyed.
I have strong immagination,my friends suspect i may be PDA, but I can not have immagination at all to complete the story of someone else, or to made up a new story from toys, or objects that are not mine...
It may mean that I have autism?
As far as I know a person with no autism can create a story and an autistic person doesn't? Am I right?
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Delta Cracks Down on Pets Claimed as Emotional Support Animals
Delta casts a skeptical eye on snakes, turkeys, possums and ducks in the cabin.
By Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein
January 19, 2018, 11:39 AM EST Updated on January 19, 2018, 2:07 PM EST
The day of the service duck and emotional support chicken on airlines may be drawing to a close.
Delta Air Lines Inc. said Friday it will more thoroughly vet passengers’ efforts to fly with all manner of unusual animals, which often board U.S. airlines under the guise of psychological or medical support.
“Customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums known as sugar gliders, snakes, spiders and more,” the airline said Friday in a news release. “Ignoring the true intent of existing rules governing the transport of service and support animals can be a disservice to customers who have real and documented needs.”
As of March 1, Delta customers traveling with a service or support...
I find it interesting that - for me at least - autism comes with a set of challenges, and also a set of compensatory skills.
Difficulty feeling, understanding, and processing my own emotions - paired with a hypervigilance of my own mental state, so I can notice when I am having difficulty.
Trouble negotiating social situations - paired with an ability to recall and analyze them later and create rules to do better next time. Also an ability to quickly run every social interaction through a large set of 'social rules' before I say or do anything.
Complete cluelessness about business and no professional ambition - paired with the ability to analyze and solve every math or engineering problem thrown at me to help me get and keep employment.
In most of these symmetrical relationships, the upside is the same - I have the ability to analyze everything and everyone around me, and I use it for everything. When all you have is a hammer, everything in the world is nail. Still, I'm...
Hello, my name is Valentine. I made this account just for the purpose of posting this.
Last year, I met my ex bf who has Aspergers. Everything was perfect for 4 months and then things got bumpy.
At first, we talked everyday. When I called or texted him, I always got my response. I always knew he’d be right there. He promised he’d never leave and that I was his number one.
Then, I started school again and he began his first year of college. Our relationship was already long distance so sometimes out schedules didn’t match up so sometimes we didn’t talk or not as long as before. I knew this and it was fine. I still got calls and texts even if they weren’t as frequent which was something I had to learn to adjust to.
My dog died during this which only added to my stress. Like him, I suffer from mental illnesses (Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder) so because of everything that went on, I became unstable. I began to lash out at him. It was horrible. Because of this, we...
This emoji is called "Mild Panic" and was created by a Twitter user (shown in the original screenshot). It eventually was screenshotted and posted to Reddit where it got to the top of r/Me_IRL and a few other subreddits it fits in. As an Autistic, I can relate to this greatly. Can anybody else?
Just everything about it is relatable. In fact, I think it should be added to the Forum's own emote system. There is even a Change.org petition to make this emoji go on IOS and maybe even have its own Android, Google, and Discord versions. I feel this emoji, like, 98.57% of the time.
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