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People come into any forum with expectations. What are/were yours for this forum? How about other autism forums?
To be perfectly honest, I didn't come here expecting so many people reporting that they are in a relationship. I also understand that it can be irrational to think this way and maybe very much a product of my own frustrations, but the way members have portrayed it, it has felt to me like relationships have basically fallen on their laps in comparison to the sheer amount of failed effort that I've put into trying connect with people.
Also, I've noticed lots of self diagnosed people on different autism forums and admittedly feel skeptical at times but that doesn't make any one member less of a valid member to me, it just means that I'm not always so certain they understand what it's like to have the kind of symptoms that I do. In no way am I putting anyone on blast with this thread, and I'd like to stimulate some healthy dialogue about these kinds of things so we can...
If I'm attracted to someone or like them a lot as a person, I'll annoy them. It's just, for some reason, I gain a sense of triumph, knowing that I can affect the mood of those I like romantically. I would bother them until they're aggravated. It's a delightful spectacle. The madder they are at me, the more I like it. Is anyone else like that?
I've been suffering with a chest infection all week, went up the Doctor's on Tuesday and I'm now on Anti-Biotic tablets till tomorrow.
However these tablets have given me Diahorrea, or simply, the runs! I've rung the local Surgery this afternoon after Googling their website and phone number, rang 'em up and they said to go to the local walk in centre as there were no appointments availlble for the rest of the day.
If I'd gone to the walk in centre I'd probably still be there now waiting to be seen!
My point is, should people on the "Spectrum" have priority when booking Doctor's appointments?
Does anyone else find that many NT people seem to think it's ok to do half a job, (the cream), and leave the rest to the Aspie? The reason being apparently, Aspies 'enjoy the challenge', 'they are good with the fiddly stuff', 'they will spot the mistakes quickly' etc etc!
I'm on a real downer at work because I usually work on my own, but recently I've had to work with others. When I do my work I plan it in my head, do it, leave it complete and my workplace clean and tidy. I would never expect anyone else to have to tidy any loose ends behind me, it would bother me if that was the case. Why can't people be methodical, thorough, have pride in undertaking and completing a job without leaving the crap to someone else? I don't understand how you can feel that doing that is ok, it's just not right!
I'm finding it very upsetting and depressing and it's making me anxious. It feels like recently people think I'm only good for cleaning up their mess and doing what they can't be bothered...
hi, my name is Jonathan and for my age of 21 im pretty well travelled (24 countries), i wondering how many other aspies also like to travel and where people have been?
im am in the summer going to embark on my largest stint of travel thus far and very excited.
They are like in there early 30's, im 26 so i find it strange and weird, i ranted about how i dont want a step mum whos only like 4 years older than me telling me what to do id rather he find a woman to date his own age range (50's)
How do i cope with him chatting up women thats only 4 years to 7 years younger than me
Perpetual adolescence seems to be a disturbing trend in today's society. I know ADS brings its own particular (and thorny) set of challenges related to gaining the social and emotional maturity required to reach adulthood. We could argue ad nauseum over what it means to be a fully independent adult (i.e. Should forty-year-old's have Pokémon collections? Does an 18-year-old who owns her own business and is a homeowner still need to do some "growning up" because she can't yet buy beer?"). We could all go on and on about how the cards are stacked against those who are on the spectrum; however, I would rather focus this thread on what I consider to be the bare minimum criterium for full entry into adulthood, which I will put forth as total financial independence.
To those of you who are, financially speaking, fully independent — whether age 18 or 98 — what did it take for you to reach that life stage?
To those of you who have not yet reached full financial independence, what steps...
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