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I am not sure how to explain this, but on both sides of my family, but especially my father's side, most of extended family believe that any form of ASD is just a hoax, and that those with the disorder(s) are just acting weird on purpose to deliberately vex people or get sympathy and attention for being odd. Almost all of my extended family are either from the third world, or were born in the Western countries with third world culture passed down to them from their parents and grandparents.
This goes beyond just ASD though, and most of them believe that any mental disorder like OCD or anxiety or depression is just a person who is acting strange to get attention, or is "crazy" or "mad". I am sure that in the third world where they are from, people with ASD (or OCD or depression) get thrown into mental institutions if the family insist. From what I see, a male with ASD is judged much more harshly than females with ASD amongst my extended family. This is mostly due to heavy...
I have been wanting to post something like this for a while now, but never found the exact way I want to word it, so here’s an attempt:
How exactly do you define a romantic relationship?
I have read and heard so much about people deciding to “work on their relationship”. Sometimes they have only been dating for a few months. To me, this strange “relationship” always sounds like a creature of its own, which both parties must care for. But why do they decide to adopt this beast and to do things that at times feel uncomfortable to them?
It sounds like at one point, they sat down together and decided that they would work toward the end goal of being two people who are defined by their being responsible for and beholden to one another. When one of them no longer feels comfortable with the other, they cannot simply leave. They must explain why and submit to the other person’s criticism and counterarguments.
To me, this feels like a trap, as if I were to put myself under the control...
I an affectionate aspie, its rare but i learned to love hugs and cuddles once i was a child and a psychiatrist taught me to hug i now like hugging, i used to not be affectionate either but once i was taught affection is ok, when i dated i was affectionate, but sonetimes with nts over affectionate, i get clingy, i smother em with too much affection and im sad and alone, its a confusing cycle.I still get jumpy with strangers touching me but if its someone i know im ok and ok with hugs. I understand others may be uncomfy with affection like hugs i used to be but i like em now after getting help from a psycyatrist.
I'm bullied all the time.
I go to secondary school and am bullied everyday by the other girls in my class. They are always laughing at me or calling me names and making fun of me about how I look or how I sound. Most days are unbearable at school because of them and if it's too much some days I don't go in.
I'm on half term now but am dreading going back.
Some people are ok with being a store employee at Walmart (Edit: not that there is anything wrong with this, however it might not lead to higher employment) , some people need to feel they’ve achieved...
As autistics should we just accept that a Job is still a Job, and at least it isn’t causing us Anxiety?
I wonder if this feeling that I have of never being comfortable with just having a job and not a purpose is similar in Neurotypicals as well. For me achieving at work seems to allow me a get away from the other people and situations in my life. Maybe I’ll regret it later on.
your thoughts on yourself and such.
Hello guys, this is my first post to this forum and first time ever connecting with other aspergers/ASD folks! Wondering if anyone can relate to my situation or has any suggestions.
I really am struggling with leaving my current job, but I know I have to. I currently work as a trilingual interpreter, as I am fluent in Spanish and Mandarin. Recently however, there's been a change in management and now I am watched constantly. If I don't turn around files in under 60 seconds, I get an email about it asking my what I was doing. As someone with executive function issues and who struggles with attention span, this has made my job go from great to hellish. Before, I was left alone to do my job and that was fine, but not anymore. I love working from home, I love my hours, but I just know eventually I'll be let go because of this. I've been hiding my aspergers for a long time and have never been formally diagnosed, so there's no way for me to let them know that's whats going on.
I am now...
It must be, it's the only way it makes any sense. A person can be completely, passionately in love with someone else, and then it fades and the formerly lovesick person wonders why they were interested romantically with them in the first place. And I'm always hearing about NT women both on WP and Autistic Forums who met am ND man, and they thought he was amazing and didn't mind his quirks or even found them part of his charm. But now that they're married or been together for a while the women now finds the man cold and heartless or annoying, even though I'm sure he was the same guy before then. The sickness must conjure up delusional beliefs of some kind that wear off only after the couple are ready for long-term commitment.
Of course, I'm not referring to the type of unconditional love a person may feel for their parents or their children or their pets. And I personally seem to be immune to the kind described above.
So l am applying for job that starts at 7:00 am. But l need to leave at 6am which means l need to wake up 5am. Because l am a eveing doer of things ; jobs, shopping, general life stuff. This was the only thing l could say about LA. That place is open 24/7.
Do you have morning issues? Once l left for work with two different black heels, had to come back home and change.
I usually get up eat breakfast take a shower watch videos or listen to music clean up a bit
and get ready for the day
and if I'm going out I usually would go out after
if not I just do what ever needs to be done inside.
at night I get home if I went out and go on YouTube do a relaxing activity take my medicine
take a shower read coler or watch tv for a bit and get ready for bed
what about you?
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