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  1. N

    Is any one else struggling with a cognitive bias of "Not Feeling Likable"?

    I tend to expect that people won't like me and feel an overwhelming sense of cognitive dissonance when they give me feedback that says otherwise. I expect it's part of "Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria" which I feel very strongly. I have a loving partner now (also neurodivergent Aspie, I suspect...
  2. spitz

    curious if any1 else here deals with agoraphobia?

    (anxiety about going outside/crowds etc) 1 of my irls off hand mentioned how he believed that agoraphobia could b more common for those on the spectrum & was curious 2 know if anyone had thoughts/ experiences ab this? i feel like it makes sense but im having trouble putting words together to...
  3. ChibiChick


    Okay, so I've only recently discovered I might be autistic, and I've been homebound off and on for a good almost 7 years now. I haven't been going out, avoid grocery stores, can't even walk past a certian point without going into a panic attack. At first, I thought it was because my officially...
  4. My Story

    My Story

    I was diagnosed 6 months ago with ASD. I am 36 years old. I was married very young and have a son. I was with my husband for 14 years and eventually I fell apart and we got divorced and my whole life changed. I had never been on my own before and the stress of change made me get worse. I...
  5. BraidedPony

    Problem driving and getting lost

    I’ve lived in this small to medium sized city for 22 years and i get lost almost every time I go somewhere. Is this an Aspie thing? I have just started driving again after about 9 years of staying home. I was diagnosed with agoraphobia back in the late 1970’s. So, before going out i Google map...
  6. justin_havu

    Gym anxiety

    I'm normally fine with going to the gym--as long as NO ONE is right next to me, even better if they are on the other side of the room! Otherwise, I wind up leaving about the time someone hops on a machine right next to me. I currently have a six month membership to Dover (NH) Rec Center...
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