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I'm sure most of us have one thing (or more) that most people wouldn't even believe is true.
And sometimes that thing is pretty useless, but just out of curiosity, what are things you can do/feel that you really don't put to use on a regular basis, either because you haven't found
what to do with it, or because it's so specific?
So I'm sure we have enough between all of us to start the most unusual talent show that ever existed.
Me: I can hear light bulbs whenever they're on. And powerplugs any time some device is plugged into them. Don't plan on working as an electrician.
I'm a 48 year old aspie female, have been in a relationship with a man for the last five years - he's also on the spectrum, self diagnosed during the time we were together.
I posted on here a while back about our split - he became more and more distant as a result of worry re his daughter, school fees, an ex who he was incredibly angry with since she became pregnant against his wishes 13 years ago and he continues to feel trapped and controlled. Things reached the point where I felt that in his eyes I hardly existed - we saw each other less and less and the communication dwindled to a point where I just didn't feel connected any more. I kindly and calmly was honest with him about how I was feeling - that I needed more from him if we were going to stay together - he was also drinking heavily which contributed to the emotional "absence". His reply was something along the lines of "whatever you want". And, he disappeared.
I was struggling at the time with a teenage son with a...
Anyone here watched the old TV series Dexter? My 15 year old aspie son has discovered it and is binge-watching it at every opportunity. He identifies with Dexters lack of emotion, blunt factual analysis and learning how to 'fake it' for the world. It's a new obsession for him, and he's told a few people that he's 'just like Dexter except he doesn't chop people up'. Feeling a little weirded-out by this over enthusiasm, but he has liked (enjoyed?) psychological thrillers for a while. Anyone else had teens identify with characters like this?
I wrote here about a month ago when my ex broke up with me. He revealed he had AS and then had a meltdown and ran away, leaving me crying and upset. I tried to talk to him about what had happened but never got the chance to address the AS because he broke up with me a month later (we live in different cities). I wanted to talk to him face to face; all I got was a text message and a chaotic phone conversation. It's been a very rough month.
Anyway, I got so much support here, and deeper understanding, and am very grateful for that.
I'm still getting over him, and have a few questions for the Aspies here that have been on my mind in regards to my ex. I know everyone is different but hoping for more understanding of what he was going through (since he refuses to communicate). It's about identity. My ex was in a long relationship with a woman before he met me, and I noticed that a lot of the things I thought was his personality and part of his identity was actually the things she (who...
Aspies Central is becoming a force to be reckoned with For the first time ever, we have reach 200,000+ pageviews within a rolling 30 day period. We are also on track to break new posts records for a rolling 30 day period as well.
I want to thank each staff member here who tirelessly and fairly goes through all of our new content and reviews it as well as responds to any reported posts here. They do an amazing job keeping things running smoothly here as well as helping each new member...
Various sources say it is, including the local Autism centre, yet the local Social services say it isn't, therefore they denied me the right to go on their employment course because according to them I don't have a learning disability.
Would these people please make their minds up? I hate this being stuck in "Limbo" applying for jobs in the NT world, when by rights I should be applying for Aspie centric positions, even though I refuse on principle to work for £2 a day in some "disabled specific" job in a Remploy Factory or wherever, I deserve better than that IMO.
As you all know, I only post threads when I do not have a outlet to rant (and it's been a while)and I've learned that it's necessary to rant to move on. Here's my situation:
First incident: It's the second time this week that my younger brother tried to fight me. One involved a haircut (he's not bright) and the other incident involved a vacuum (yes, I said a vacuum). My brother wanted to get a haircut so he asked me to take him to the barbershop. I looked at him as his hair just needed a trim and no major haircut. I asked him, "Didn't you just get a haircut last week?" And he became angry with me and started telling me stuff. And I walked away because I didn't want to fight, but he tried to rile me up to engage him. (I can take him.). My mom was there and didn't do much, but I let it go eventually.
The second incident: Today, I was cleaning my room and needed the vacuum. It was in my brothers room and I asked him why the vacuum was unrolled and he gave me an attitude of why it's...
I was wondering if anyone else experienced this feeling before. I seem to be too embarrassed to tell any significant others that I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. This has led to many miscommunications since I'm a very emotional and quiet person and tend to run away from my problems. I avoided telling my partner at the time because I was still coping with my diagnosis and felt like I was a freak and feared rejection. I still feel this way from time to time, as time has progressed since my diagnosis. I am just curious to see if there's anybody out there that has experienced this feeling and how to cope with it.
Hi, iam wanting to know other peoples experiences being an aspie. Iam 21 years old fixing to go to Texas A&M University at Galveston in fall of 2017 to major in marine biology. My biggest problem is making and keeping friends. Usually I get made fun of and even ignored from a group disscusion because may act diffrent. I typically come across alot of jerks to where i tend not to talk that much. To be honest I had have no girl have an intrest in me and not a single one really had a real converstation with me. no matter how respectful or nice iam to my peers it just doesn't matter. I try to have fun and share intrest but that never works either. So in reality I've never had any real friends my whole life. Iam kind of fearful that I may not find anyone at the campus who has the same issue as me or have anyone accept me for who iam. It's just real hard being an aspie for me but I tend to supress it from others.
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