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  1. S

    Direct eye contact when interacting with NTs

    Please reply to this thread. When I try to make direct eye contact when interacting with NTs, I feel uncomfortable, and I become overstimulated and stressed in social situations. I have some questions. 1. Why do we autistics become overstimulated and stressed with making direct eye contact when...
  2. rach3rd

    Can We Truly Be Our Authentic Self?

    I was just diagnosed with autism today. I have been reading and of course "obsessing" about the topic since I first got a high score on an online test. I am married to a NT partner with two kids. I am just now learning a lot of the "lingo". One of the things that I am most concerned about is...
  3. Jenisautistic

    What do you think of autism?

  4. sisselcakes

    A dating guide for neurotypicals who love someone with Aspergers

    Hi Everyone, Wanted to share my latest blog post. I'm so excited about it. Much of it is born from my personal experience. I have learned a ton from the amazing members on this forum! And I've also read my little heart out! Hope you like it :-) Aspergers Relationships: A Guide for the...
  5. Ylva

    Is there such a thing as a special interest?

    i've been thinking about it, and I'm thinking this is just how we are interested. It's how we "do" "interested". We don't necessarily "do" middle grounds when it comes to being interested. It's either off or on. Neurotypicals are interested in things in a less focused way, should we call their...
  6. sisselcakes

    What Are Common Annoying Things NTs Do in Relationships?

    After a million misunderstandings with my ASD (non-diagnosed) boyfriend over the last three years, I'm starting to perceive our relationship differently. People on this site have said over and over again- the ASD person isn't going to (can't) change. Everything I've read has stated the same...
  7. DesertRose

    Do NT'S naturally make eye contact?

    My dad died many years ago. After researching everything I can find on ASD, I recognized several autistic traits in his side of the family, some relatives really stood out as definitely AS or Autistic. My dad literally drilled into me to look people in the eye when I was very young. He was a...
  8. sisselcakes

    BF disputes EVERYTHING I say

    I'm looking for feedback on communication with my bf. He disputes much of what I say. It feels like it’s CONSTANT and it wears me down. Like can’t you just say “uh huh” and move on in the convo? I thought aspies were ultra- logical, but half the time I can’t figure out where he’s coming...
  9. sisselcakes

    Needy NT’s

    Hi everyone. Looking for some perspective here. So, my boyfriend who we suspect is Aspie, and I have slowly been overcoming our communication barriers. One thing that became pretty apparent to me is that he doesn’t often validate my point of view or give compliments. In my NT world...
  10. D

    Please help, I don't know what to do with my Aspie ex

    Hi all, I'm new here, I'm a NT. One month ago my aspie boyfriend dumped me. I went through my head and improved myself but he still seems so overwhelmed. I had a plan moving in with him beforehand but now I'm stuck. Therefore I created this account and made a thread about it. I don't know what...
  11. K

    interesting find in my e-mail this morning

    New Research Suggests Social Issues are Down to Neurotypicals more than Autistics
  12. Jenisautistic

    Chloe is proud to be autistic/ Special Books by Special Kids

    Remind you of anyone ...
  13. Peacelily76

    An email every day

    I have a fab Aspie friend who has inspired me to learn about Autism and Asperger's. I'm NT but I realised my dad has Asperger's through learning about my friend and overcoming some acute misunderstandings. I think he has alexithymia too so I accommodate his condition by being his emapthetic...
  14. theminx

    Girl Warriors

    I sometimes wonder why more girls (especially feminist girls) don't buy comics, especially due to the fact the whole reason the guy who invented Wonder Woman (Charles Moulton Marston) did so to help the feminist cause, which I write about in this post. He thought girls should have a strong woman...
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