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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.
I'm 17. For starters, I'm getting more into little kids' shows than I ever was as an actual little kid, and I'm talking shows I'd never even heard of until a few weeks ago, not nostalgic stuff. I'm also realizing I use my dog as a stuffed animal. I don't even think they're coping mechanisms, they just feel so natural. I know I'm not supposed to care what other people think, but I'm ashamed anyway. It makes me feel weak.
I also honestly just have no willpower whatsoever. I complain, I put things off, I've even faked being sick a few times because an hour or two of homework a day stressed me out so much. Random internet comments leave me pissed for hours. It feels like there's a wall in my head and once I break through it I'll be a better person, but every time I try it's too painful and I give up.
Did any of you go through what I'm talking about? What do you think I should do?