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Does anyone play games in their head? Say I'm in the kitchen, and the kettle is on, I start inventing tasks and objectives I must perform before the kettle clicks. Same goes for the microwave.
Or I start counting down in my head from 10 whilst I'm doing something and start to feel a rush of childish excitement as it draws closer to 1. Sometimes I do this to pretend it could affect things in my life - run up the stairs in under 3 seconds or you'll blow up. Or walking on paved pathway squares in the movement of a Knight piece in chess.
It's quirky, but I've done it for over 20 years and it still never gets old.
Have to get opinions on this, I've had people say this to my face on a quite a few occasions.
twice when leaving jobs, even had a uncle say it to me over my fathers death bed.
Also numerous times when meeting new people usually with Drink involved.
I usually just respond with "OK" which tends to knock them back a bit as I assume they are looking for an aguement.
I'd love to say it doesnt bother me but it really does and ties into my not trying to make friends or interact with people.
I will say I think anyone who does this is being honest but also incredably rude.
Does this/has this happened to you and if so how do you deal with it or do you understand why?
Thanks for reading.
I did not know you could do this. It was very difficult having to go to the grocery so often because food would go bad. I worried about it a lot. What if I could not go in two days when things would need to be replaced? (rhetorical)
Today I was reading the package holding some bread and it said I could freeze it. I put it in a Ziploc bag, though unfortunately not a freezer specific bag, but if this works out, I can buy what I eat in larger amounts and always know I have enough. I did not know this.
There are lots of things that adult aspies can not know but seem obvious to other people. People have been very unkind when I have asked questions about things they though it was silly to not know. They have even accused me of lying about not knowing. So a long time ago I stopped asking.
But aspies can help each other, we can answer each other's questions. Today I learned about freezing food.
I am an NT, but I have a question. There is an autistic adult female who would follow me when I get off my bus. I wouldn't call this stalking though. It is getting bolder, since now she waits with me at my connecting bus stop. She doesn't board the connecting bus at all. Is there a reason behind this?
I hope everyone here made it into the new year and had a great start.
i might need some advice to understand my situation and relationship because I clearly don’t know what to do anymore.
I’m now in a relationship with a really great guy for almost 4 years now. There were many ups and downs
I tried to move to him but it ended up in a mess because things got difficult and different meltdowns happened in the worst way and he also did disappear 2 times big ways. It was to small and he never lived with anyone really together so it made him freak out. I always thought he was sometimes different but when I moved in all hit me I saw him withdrawing slowly having ticks , freaking out about the smallest things like remotes changing place or stuff standing on different areas . Outburst got worse and he thought it was due to me living there he reacted like so
. Because it also took a tool on me. We decided I move out to safe what is left of the relationship. Because I than began to...
Quick and short I say two words they say two words back end of conversation.
I know it may be be silly but with some partners i broke up with we had sex as break up sex but then we want to get back together going back to make up sex! I blame the oxytocin released and were back together, ugg things get complicated.At first we dont want to be together anymore, we cant stand eachother at times but when we have sex one more time prior to breaking up we want to be together again. Life gets confusing.From loving eachother to cant stand eachother to love each other again after just one more round of sex.life is so damn confusing at times.
I already have a diagnosis of Aspergers and now I'm getting tested for ADHD too.
There is a lot of overlap with these two conditions and I know that they are related and often comorbid.
I'm trying to explain to someone why I'm getting tested for ADHD when so many of the relevant traits are already covered by the Aspergers diagnosis. I have an intuitive sense of it and my psychologist considers it relevant for me, but when I try to explain why I become lost.
Can anyone explain in a straightforward way why a person might receive an ADHD diagnosis in addition to an existing diagnosis of Aspergers? What is actually gained with the ADHD diagnosis?
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