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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.
The problem is I just can’t bring myself to believe it. She’s very outgoing, popular and very much the life-and-soul-of-the-party, whereas I am the complete opposite. I know she has had serious mental health problems in the past (she’s bipolar), and obviously I don’t know everything about her (although she’s always been pretty open with me). But to me it feels like me grazing my knee then telling somebody in a wheelchair that I know what it’s like to be physically disabled.
As examples of autistic traits, she says she always buys identical underwear, and has IBS-type symptoms. She claims she can be socially inappropriate and “put her foot in it”, although I’ve known her for several years and never noticed this particularly (I have...