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  1. R

    Unsure about going non-contact with my mum

    Hi, I am in a situation where I am having trouble coming to an appropriate decision. My mum is particularly nasty and has narcissistic tendencies. I feel that her negative behaviours and her predisposition to make situations about her seem more apparent as time goes on, since she bought us the...
  2. autism-and-autotune

    I'm terrified of taking this step, but I must.

    I'm deciding to finally muster the courage and finally file an official restraining order against my parents. For peace of mind and for the safety of myself and the one who I love, I know that I have to do this. But part of me is frozen, thinking of consequences or just general hesitation. I...
  3. autism-and-autotune

    I'm feeling conflicted and unhappy with my family situation. May I have some validation and/or advice? (trigger warning, also, I think)

    To preface this, my fiance advises me to take charge of my own mental health and respect my own boundaries. I recognize too that I must do this but I hate that there is that subconscious pull in my gut that says 'standing up for yourself? How wrong! You can't do that!' Surely those brought up by...
  4. autism-and-autotune

    Was anyone else raised in a dysfunctional home? (unsure if I should add trigger warnings?) a vent.

    This may be a bit long-winded, but thank you all for reading in advance. I don't even really know how to begin, so I may just info-dump. It's very ironic that recently it was National Family day in Canada. I don't live in Canada but I'm pretty close to it. My mother is a narcissist with her...
  5. Octopodes'MentalHealth

    I'm not sure what to write here...

    Hello I am new to the forum. I discovered it while searching the internet to see if some of my "quirks" are just autistic traits. Specifically, when I get overwhelmed, I have a tendency to shut down or freeze. Such as when I feel like I cannot speak. The thoughts and answers to people's...
  6. E

    How do I get my justice for the system treating me like a second class citizen

    I'm looking for a job Filing for abuses (Disability rights did nothing even after we filed with them) or anything else Texas won't supply for my dyscalculia and I need to learn how to use the calculator , they didn't teach me how to use them at school They weren't teaching me and where even...
  7. Roxiee

    This is hard to say.

    So, a close friend on here recommended that I get in touch with law enforcement because my ex boyfriend tried breaking into my mother's home and he asked her through the window where I was and if he could have sex with me, she obviously said no and he left. I have had it rough with him, I'm...
  8. An0maly_1976

    The stupid... It BURNS....

    So I just had the most exasperating conversation with (I feel) likely one of the most ignorant people on the planet in regard to ASD. Short version (if I can)... Movie clip showing Denzel Washington's character having one of those occasionally necessary talks most parents shouldn't usually have...
  9. jleeb05

    Abusive Upbringing

    As some of you know, I practice child welfare law, which means I represent children who have been abused or neglected by their caregivers. Several members of this forum have mentioned abusive upbringings or traumatic childhoods. While I was subject to pretty intense bullying, my family was...
  10. Major Tom

    Everyone should report this video.

    I found this disturbing YouTube short and I find the description to be hateful and abusive. (Maybe it's just me). There is no such thing as an "Autism Attack". It just further goes towards misunderstanding and hate IMO. It's disrespectful and rude. To report the video as it's playing or after...
  11. Jenisautistic

    Sensitive These schools are locking disabled students in closets YouTube video by Stephanie Bethany

  12. Jenisautistic

    Why frozen 2 speaks to me and I'll be coming back to it again and again

  13. Ylva


    I suspect we've all been subjected to it. It seems benign to onlookers, so they're not gonna interfere.
  14. AnnMoss

    Attracted to those who hurt you psychologically?

    I wonder if it's easier for "our kind" to be taken advantage of by abusive people than others? I am often not a very good judge of character because "compellingly interesting puzzle-human" is usually what makes a person stand out to me, and people who are clinically narcissistic and sociopathic...
  15. Andie Kinney

    Adopted father has cancer, I'm not sad but feel guilty

    [Already posted in Forums] I found out that my adopted father has lymphoma and I don't feel sad. I was abused and have stopped talking to most of the adopted family. I didn't feel happy finding out but I wasn't sad either. I don't know if this is because of autism or trauma. I do feel anxiety...
  16. Andie Kinney

    Adopted father has cancer, I'm not sad but I feel guilty

    I found out that my adopted father has lymphoma and I don't feel sad. I was abused and have stopped talking to most of the adopted family. I didn't feel happy finding out but I wasn't sad either. I don't know if this is because of autism or trauma. I do feel anxiety and guilt because I'm not...
  17. D

    I'm trying to come to terms with missing out due to Asperger's/dysfunctional family

    Hey guys. So lately I haven't been feeling the best lately. As for why its because I've been feeling a mix of negative emotions. Guilt, regret, anger, sadness and betrayed. And there's several reasons but it mainly has to do with some recent events in my life. It's a long story, so if you want...
  18. Jenisautistic

    sometimes I get worried and scared

    hi. I was just thinking about getting older and growing up. and I am nervous about many things. first meting new people going out without my family someday. and about one day my grandmother and aunt and uncle being not there or unable to take care of me anymore. i wish i had some one else...
  19. guitarandtattoos

    need support system and understanding friends.

    I made the decision to cut contact with an abusive family who choose not to respect me or my boundaries. It has left me completely estranged with friends of family or even associates of family. I don't have anyone to talk to and no one reaches out to me. People who are not even involved have...
  20. Jenisautistic

    Being stuck in the middle/ in between two systems

    Being stuck in the middle Hey everyone is there anyone out here feels like they’re stuck in between two or three worlds in a way. I’ve been trying to find someway to be productive in society helping out as best as I can even if it’s a little bit.Note I went to the process is the vocational...
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