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  1. M

    How many people here really have Autism?

    Hard to say, but I suspect there are a number of those who are not on the spectrum. Which I do not have a problem with really since many are seeking to understand ASD since maybe if affects a family member or perhaps they are in a relationship with someone who is on the spectrum. I have also...
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    Autistic nephew with one-track mind

    It is likely that his special interests are what gives him some purpose and belonging in the world. Also likely that engaging in his special interest or interests are some of the few times in which he feel comfortable. I'm not sure what cognitive empathy means. But maybe some of that directed...
  3. M

    Hiking!

    I backpacked the Trans Catalina trail with some friends on Catalina Island in California a little over a year ago. May have been my favorite trip that I have done.
  4. M

    How do you deal with a lot of thoughts before sleeping?

    I find it effective to focus on different parts of the body and notice how they feel. I have a tendency to be a bit disconnected to how my body is feeling. Most likely due to the vagal nerve theory and how the mind and body are not communicating effectively with each other. I will start with...
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    Stolen Youth

    Yes, I feel like my life is pretty boring. I am going to give it a few more months, but if things are not improving for me by the end of the summer I am going to take a good look at moving. Not that moving will solve all my problems, but part of me wants to start over with a clean slate. Two...
  6. M

    Girls are really nice

    I have not had the same experience. Most girls have treated me poorly or ignored me. Laughed at or talked about me behind my back. Generally, the only girls who have treated me well have been those who are already coupled up. I have learned that I made countless mistakes with my behavior...
  7. M

    Stolen Youth

    Yeah you may be right to some degree. Another thing working against me is where I live. There are very few opportunities since I don't live in a big enough city. If I was still in my early or mid 20's it might be better. In a bigger city there are many more people in their 30's who are still...
  8. M

    EMDR Therapy

    The 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy | Corner Canyon Health Centers
  9. M

    EMDR Therapy

    Has anyone tried this therapy? I am going to start going through it next week and hopeful that it will help me work through the past trauma I have experienced due to the challenges of living with ASD and not knowing about it.
  10. M

    I feel like I lead a boring life

    I guess explains why so many of us on here are unhappy with the quality of their lives, including myself.
  11. M

    I feel like I lead a boring life

    Lately I have had this repetitive thought that my day to day life is pretty boring and bland. I think I have this realization when I am being more social and hear about other people's lives and experiences. Inevitably I compare their experiences to my one and it makes me feel like I have had a...
  12. M

    Stolen Youth

    Sure, I have probably developed a hatred of women in general. But it is understandable given how badly women have treated me over the years. Most women are far from being saints, that's for sure.
  13. M

    Stolen Youth

    My anger and bitterness? Not sure what you are talking about. I was nothing but understanding through her excuses. My anger and bitterness is that she couldn't tell me that she was not interested, but instead wasted my time. I am not sure what is so hard to send me a text saying thanks for...
  14. M

    Stolen Youth

    Or perhaps I was just angry because she wasted my time.
  15. M

    Stolen Youth

    Yeah it is easier to not respond. I guess when someone makes up stories as an excuse to meet I consider that lying. And doing so wasted a lot of my time. I don't really have respect for that sort of behavior.
  16. M

    Stolen Youth

    I think I disagree with you here. In a bigger city, there would be more social groups available and a wider variety of options of things to do to go meet people. I can't even find a hiking meetup group in the area. In addition a bigger city generally has a university meaning there are more...
  17. M

    Stolen Youth

    She never responded. Just like I suspected, she was lying to me all along. That has been my experience with most women. Fun life for me.
  18. M

    Masking in our youth- a Look at “Rasputin”

    I imagine you can add in Generation X or whatever generation comes after the boomers. Along with a portion, if not the entire millennial generation. I am in about the middle of the millennial generation, and received no special help and was never diagnosed. Other than I recall having to see a...
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    Stolen Youth

    She has not texted me since Friday, so I assume she is really not all that interested. I am debating between reaching out one last time or asking her why she agreed to meet if she was not that interested in the first place. Which is annoying since it just wasted my time.
  20. M

    Stolen Youth

    Well this is why I feel like I am wasting my time even trying anymore. I reached out to the girl and scheduled a date. On the day of the date, she texted me if we could push that date a half hour. Wasn't really a problem. After work I drive over to the place we were meeting. I got there a...
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