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This is just to vent, though of course any comments are welcome and appreciated.
So I started to post about autism on a homeschooling forum. But I'm not sure I want to.
First, there were the misunderstandings. One woman said that she thinks she's probably autistic, but she's never had any trouble from it, so why do all of these children need to be diagnosed? Answer: If she's never had any trouble from it, maybe she's not actually autistic--at least, that does not seem to be a common theme among autistic people.
Then there were the NT women that make me run from almost everyone gathering of NT women I've ever seen. Scare quotes galore while talking about autism "awareness" and "tolerance" and accommodations. The attitude seemed to be that all people need this. And while this may be true, I find the attitude that we don't have any more problems than NTs do in the world just a little ignorant. Read a book, lady!
And then there were a few voices of...
Hiii, I really need some advise about this crazy painful phase I am going through. I am married but was in a really abusive relationship, he moved out to a different state and as time passed I got really close to this another guy who happen to be an Asperger, he told me about it the first time we met.He asked me out and I couldn’t say no, he was really nice and caring initially and I never felt anything like that in a long time so I started falling for him.
Our relationship was shaky from the beginning though as he didn’t want to commit and said wasn’t looking for anything serious. So I stepped back but he kept on asking me out and making plans to see me. But his feelings and behavior would always fluctuate and when I told him I want something stable he immediately decided to give it a try.
It’s not even 2 days since he told me that he wants to be together and make it work and now he tells me he is not ready, he really wanted it this time but he feels depressed and wants to be...
My sister and I both have a volatile relationship. One day we’re out galavanting around the countryside, other times we’re fighting tooth and nail.
My issue, is with not knowing what to do with our relationship? Should I stop bothering with her?
Part of the problem is her and her moods. What I mean by this is that she gets moody and takes her moodiness out on me. This displays itself through the silent treatment and passive aggressiveness.
Often she will get up and lash out at me. For no reason. She is very hot and cold.
Long after an argument that we have had, she will still be holding a grudge and I will have moved on the next day.
I’m not really sure what to think about this? Because she does often treat me with disrespect, I.e ignoring my text messages deliberately or not giving me an answer when she knows I as a person seek clarity.
We just had a row two days ago and she’s giving me the silent treatment. I asked her to go out today and she ignored me and she hasn’t spoken to...
Just saw This on Twitter.
Lettre de Human Rights Watch à l’Express en réponse à la tribune de Laurent Alexandre sur Greta Thunberg
Below is google translate
Letter from Human Rights Watch to the Express in response to Laurent Alexandre's tribute on Greta Thunberg
Madam Director of Writing,
Human Rights Watch wishes to respond to the podium Laurent Alexander entitled "Greta Thunberg, or decade Marketing Success", published in the edition of the Express of 3 April 2019. Kindly bring the following reply to knowledge of your readers.
As a human rights organization, we consider that Laurent Alexandre's comments on Greta Thunberg's disability are discriminatory and risk legitimizing prejudices that are extremely damaging to the rights of people with disabilities. By denigrating the young Swede's commitment because of her autism, the author tackles people with disabilities and their recognition as full-fledged citizens with an important role to play in societal issues. .
I recently started seeing a guy about 4 months ago and he Informed me he had mild autism, things have been going very well, we're hanging out, talking everyday. Last night he told me he liked me but he doesn't care if he's ever in a relationship or stays single. I'm just wondering if anyone else has felt like that, I really like him and want to be with him but if it's never going to lead somewhere then it's hard to want to stay, do I be patient and be happy with what he can give me?
Albert Ellis started a revolution in psychotherapy by introducing the world to a form of therapy founded on a profoundly helpful insight of the ancient Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. It goes like this: It is not the events in your life that upset you; it is rather the way you interpret or think about these events that can upset you. So, it is YOU who upsets you, not the events themselves. This is the foundation of all forms of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), especially the original one invented by Albert Ellis, namely Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
Do you think that we upset ourselves, rather than things that happen in our lives?
Balance of the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-would-aristotle-do/201403/logic-based-therapy-go
Communication and intimacy is always key to a successful relationship.
I’ve never been in a relationship where I was intrigued and fascinated before.
As much as it hurts, Mark decided that our relationship is over. Many won’t understand our relationship because it was unique. Mark has Aspergers and I have ADHD. Maybe we clashed. He always felt that I never listened to him and I’ve always felt he never loved me. It was a very passionate and intense love from the beginning. It’s very heartbreaking because I do still love him. I tend to over talk at times and he couldn’t express his emotions. I’m just sorry that we never got couples therapy much sooner. It will always be my fault because I always over talked.
Actually, I seen this and my first thought was autism and wanted to share it, so thought I'd start a thread for similar things.
I myself used to be that way when I was a kid. I remember the first video game I ever played was Sonic Heroes for the Playstation 2.
In fact, there was once an autistic person that loved Sonic so much he made a webcomic called "Sonichu" which indirectly effected the perception of autistics on the internet along with his[The author of Sonichu] actions in general.
Does anyone know the reason behind this?
(EDIT: I am referring to the series not the character himself.)
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