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Friends, Family & Social Skills
People with Aspergers / Autism often struggle with social skills and making friends as well as engaging with family members. Use this forum to seek help, offer advice and share experiences.
This is a very confusing and frustrating enigma...
I've always been completely introverted and intellectual, and spending time in isolation is not usually a problem for me. However, seemingly endless days and hours upon hours of habitual deep thinking, writing & reading sometimes have a way of driving me into a DEEP depressive state. I want to make some friends and have a social life. Other than being around my immediate family, I'm almost always alone and spend my days in loneliness. Although I don't care anything about mainstream team sports, I do love the X-games and most individual skill sports (e.g., rock climbing, biking, skateboarding, surfing, hang-gliding, archery, lumberjacks, etc.). I love the outdoors, nature & animals. I love camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, trekking, biking, and all things scientific. I love my work (graphic design). I love model trains, R/C cars, planes, drones & helicopters. I love entomology and catching and mounting insects. I love...