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  1. S

    Masking/Passing as NT

    When I try to pass as NT in public or in social situations, it is very exhausting and tiring. Please reply to this thread. 1. Have you ever tried to mask your autism or pass as NT in public or in social situations? 2. Why did you try to pass as NT? 3. What was your experience like, and was it...
  2. S

    Masking/Passing as Neurotypical/NT

    When I try to pass as NT in social situations, it is very exhausting and tiring. Please reply to this thread. I have some questions: 1. Why is it so hard for us autistics to learn NT social skills? 2. Why is it exhausting and tiring for us autistics to try to pass as NT in social situations...
  3. Gerald Wilgus

    A question About NT Behavior

    I was following an article about the owner of an Indiana candy shop who posted an ad that was misogynistic where he referred to "splitters," eviidently people who talk about others to people to marginalize their target. I'm sure others here have seen that in action. So I was wondering if this...
  4. Jenisautistic

    Why don’t people talk about their feelings anymore?

    Hey guys I never noticed this until recently but it seems like whenever I try to get a conversation about feelings or just a conversation in general nobody seems to want to listen i’m talking about in person when people that you wanna have a conversation about feelings or something like they...
  5. A

    Newly Diagnosed - how did you respond (to yourself and those around)?

    I am recently diagnosed and am coming to an acceptance of this as part of who I am. How have folks adapted yourself to this news a) in relation to how you have understood the world and interpreted it. Have you taken more time to consider things. how have you taken the way ASD is for you into...
  6. sisselcakes

    ASD/NT relationships - NTs need for validation

    Okay, everyone. I need your input. Have you run into the issue of NTs needing "validation"? I'll tell you why I ask. My ex (still friend) and I broke up and went back and forth for 10 months before realizing we needed to cut it out. It's emotionally exhausting. I told him, and he agreed, that...
  7. sisselcakes

    NT/Aspie relationship- things I've learned about him and us

    Wanted to post this in the hopes it might be helpful to other NT's who are trying to navigate a relationship with someone on the spectrum. I see lots of NT's come on here looking for advice and information. These forums have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. After four...
  8. DesertRose

    How do they know?

    Ok, I want to say up front, I have a problem wording things, please have mercy, and this is nothing but pure inquisitiveness. 1. Autistics (NDs)(all levels, supposedly) have varying degrees of trouble putting their feelings and emotions into words 2. NT'S don't understand NDs, are different...
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