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Among the many things that gets me wired is an inability to come to grips with how often I was bullied and disrespected in life, including a few times as an adult.
I feel as though there must be something about my personality, temperment, movement, disposition, posture, or something that makes it either fun or OK to disrespect me.
Some of a fraction of the examples include:
1. Not given a seat on my 7th grade bus so I had to sit on the floor on the way to school. Even the bus driver laughed at this.
2. Being dumped in a trash can in 7th grade by two strangers.
3. Having a student put his hand up my shirt and make nipples.
4. Having a student come up to me and shove the books out of my arm.
5. My "friend" dumping a trash can over my head in class.
6. Same friend ripping books out of my hand and taking books out of my locker, multiple times.
7. Student just shoved me down a flight of outdoor stairs for no reason
8. Student passed wind in my face in the locker room every day.
Hello everyone, this will be my first thread that's not an introduction thread!
As the title already mentioned, I have a very close friend who has diagnosed Asperger's Syndrome. I personally have PDD-NOS myself. While I have an easy time describing my strengths and weaknesses, and what I can and cannot tolerate, my friend finds it very hard to talk about their autism. Because of this, and combined with the fact my information procession in my brain isn't always too stable, I have trouble understanding their intentions and what they're implying sometimes. I hope some of you can help advice me and answer some questions, because I have no one else I could ask.
Note: Because of circumstances, we're currently unable to meet up, so our only way of communication is through social media.
Also, I will put (*), (**), (***) and (****) as little bookmarks throughout this post because those parts are related to the questions I have (which I will write at the very bottom).
its weird for me to think about it, but what am I actually doing on this plane of existence?
I start things (relationships, work, etc) , I stop them (though money is nice for sure) , and then I inevitably wait for the end.
I hate how other people treat each other, myself, etc... and I then isolate, because you know it beats having to deal with societal demands/structures.
That feeling of wanting to fit in, have friends, telling people life gets better, but what about my life.... now it almost sounds like I am depressed, maybe so, but who else feels like this on a daily.
At some point I’ll probably disappear from this forum only to reappear months later when I have to make some type of contemplation...
What do you do to make your life feel like it means something?
Got into interesting conversation with daughter in law as she was complaining about my son's lack of speaking. She was saying she didn't believe it took any effort to speak, that it takes effort for her to NOT speak. I explained that it does take effort to speak. Kind of hard to explain to someone who is the opposite and who comes from a family that speaks loudly constantly. I mean, they'd give you guys a headache - each one talking over the other and no one on the same subject and no one listening to the other. Just all talking. It's crazy to me.
But to me, it does take an effort to speak, especially if I'm tired or stressed. Does it you guys?
Hi everybody, I could really use some advice.
I have been in a relationship for four years with my boyfriend. As per usual, the first months were bliss. Then the clouds gathered on the horizon.
Whenever things don't go his way, he runs away. Yelling and shouting, throwing and breaking (my) things, breaking off the relationship,... over very small things. I could give you thousands of examples, I would like to suffice with just two.
(1) This morning he was supposed to make my breakfast (before you jump on this one: I do the laundry, I clean, I cook, I take care of all the paperwork, I do the grocery shopping,... I think he has a pretty sweet deal.). I am a creature of habit, I always eat the same breakfast: 1 apple, half a cup of oatmeal, one cup of milk, 1 spoon of honey, 3 minutes in microwave oven. When I get to the breakfast table: no breakfast for me, his was ready. I ask if there is a problem about breakfast. "No", he says, "I will start it now. What do you want?" I ask for...
To everyone who has welcomed me here, thank you. You've helped me immensely in my journey to knowing and accepting myself.
Unfortunately, I just cannot understand why all of a sudden "women" have been demoted to "females". It is so upsetting what with all the rest of the world trying to tell us that we're less than human, then to come to this supposed safe space and it seems like it's every third post. I'm not a life support system for a vagina!! I'm a whole person! A WOMAN!
I don't know where this language is coming from, but it's so upsetting that I don't want to be here anymore.
So thank you so much for existing. I'm a semi NT (I have OCD) I recently had started a semi long distance relationship with a wonderful aspie woman. im 39 she is 29. It was a slow start that took some coaxing due to readiness.
Anyway i think i messed up really bad and I'm just trying to see if there is anything I could due to reconcile. I find my NT friends advice lacking.
About 10 days ago we were talking via text and she suddenly went MIA. It was a Thursday. Later I the evening I expressed concern and sadness that I hadn't heard back.
The next day I texted her a few times asking how she was and got no response. Everything had seemed great until the night before. I began to panic and said some probably needy things. This is a thing with my OCD I worry. I went how 9, checked the mail and got a stuffed animal she had sent me as a surprise. I photod it and sent her a thank you. She responded with "I'm glad you like it, got are welcome". I asked if we were still on for...
In summary, the evidence suggests autistic people are less readable than non-autistic people (Edey et al. 2016; Sheppard et al. 2016), that autistic people are perceived less favorably than non-autistic people (Sasson et al. 2017) and that when perceivers find it difficult to read targets, they also tend to perceive those targets as unlikeable (Anders et al. 2016). This evidence leads us to question whether there is an association between autistic people being difficult to read and autistic people being perceived unfavorably by non-autistic others.
Is There a Link Between Autistic People Being Perceived Unfavorably and Having a Mind That Is Difficult to Read?
So, is that why autistic people are thought of less favorably? Because we are not overt, as expressive, or that we are less emotional?
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