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  1. L

    My partner (ASD) and I (NT) have relationship problems. Looking for advice/different perspectives!

    Hi everyone, This is my first time being on this forum and I'm looking for some perspective on my relationship problems with my partner. Hope to find some fresh insights here :). My partner (officially diagnosed with PDD-NOS as a kid) and I (NT) have been together for almost 3 years. We're...
  2. Emery

    Adopting the interests/hobbies of significant other

    umm Hi!!! So first off I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this or I created a thread for the wrong thing or something. Social media is really not a strong point for me. But I'm choosing to see it as a work in progress lol. Please let me know (kindly) if I've messed this up. So...
  3. Beanfinity

    Sleeping alone vs. With your partner in bed

    So I read somewhere that it is not uncommon for autistic people to have difficulty sleeping in the same bed as their partner. Now, I am a VERY light sleeper, always have been. Since moving in with my partner my sleep has gotten progressively worse. Some of that can be explained by headaches...
  4. Georgia's Aspie Blog


    1. Do you ever have negative, one-sided or short-lived friendships with others? Because man, I've already had two of those this year and it's kinda hit me in the head like a nail >_<;; I feel like it's not a good sign when a friendship feels more like a struggle instead of something that's...
  5. Georgia's Aspie Blog

    Love and Crushes <3

    Negative Opinion/One I had before: It's one thing to look at a fictional character and go "awooga" thinking that they're pretty or handsome, but it's another thing thinking that about a person. Yes, I would rather kiss my lovely dog and give him a big, sloppy hug than have a real person kiss me...
  6. Gerald Wilgus

    Best approach needed.

    As you know I have been undergoing therapy for PTSD stemming from social and sexual isolation experienced as a teen and young adult. Right now I am resistant to being triggered but still have some unresolved issues waiting to ambush me. Because I am secure in my accomplishments, I have never...
  7. Callistemon

    The Friend in the Basement

    We discuss dating a fair bit on here. Today I'm going to share an honest account of what looking for a partner was like for a good female friend and myself when we were in our 30s. I can't tell you who in the story is NT and who is ND, and I don't really think it's that crucial - our common...
  8. A

    Emotional support

    Hi everyone! I'm new to this because we only recently found out my boyfriend has a mild form of Asperger's. I always thought he just wasn't the type of guy- or because he didn't care enough about me to support me emotionally so it somehow feels like a relief to know he really can't help it. I'm...
  9. M

    How did you feel about yourself and other people when you were a child?

    I'm curious how autism affected the way people here felt early in their life when they were less than 10 years old and if things are different now that you're older. The main questions I'm interested in are: Did you feel like other people liked you? Did you feel like you belonged? What did you...
  10. jleeb05

    Romantic Relationships: Take Whoever's Available or Extremely Picky?

    When I was doing my assessment last week, the clinician said that because many aspies struggle with romantic relationships, we sometimes jump into relationships with anyone who offers one. It makes sense but that didn't resonate with me. If anything, I feel that my autism causes me to be too...
  11. jleeb05

    Is it Just Me...(lesser known/discussed ASD traits)

    Hi all, This is my first time posting. I'm a little less than three weeks away from beginning my ASD assessment. As a kid, it was assumed by me, my therapist, and my family that I had Asperger's but I was never officially assessed or diagnosed. While there are many reasons for this assumption...
  12. A

    Boyfriend broke up with me...Advice?

    My ex of one month is diagnosed with high functioning Aspergers. He's 47 and I'm 43. Both of our spouses died several years ago from suicide and we started being friends then dating. He has a son that is almost 5. His mother is incredibly controlling and basically runs every aspect of his...
  13. AndyTrunks

    Shining some light on Insecurities - How autism affects siblings.

    Editor's Note: Having actually written it all out in one big page really puts things into perspective. That's some damn impressive levels of insecurity I have about myself there lol. Having said that though, I’ve decided to post what i wrote, as is. instead of putting it back in the box. I think...
  14. G

    Freezing-up when socializing?

    I've both experienced, and heard of other Aspies, freezing up when in a socially foreign situation. How common is that? A few days ago, I was talking with my girlfriend on Zoom, and I wanted to open up and be more confident with her but I ended up being more timid in my conversation with her...
  15. simetra

    Trust issues due to being socially oblivious

    In school, my classmates used to call me naive. I believed everything people told me because I did not even consider the possibility they might be lying to me. I did not see any reason they would. Turns out, people tend to lie, or at least not tell the whole truth, a little more often than I...
  16. T

    At a stand still in a ND relationship.

    Hello all! I’m going to dive right in and get straight to the point. For the last eight months I have been involved with a wonderful, bright, funny, smart Aspie man. We are a gay couple (I use the word couple loosely). He has Aspergers and severe PTSD from combat in Afghanistan (diagnoses...
  17. #JasonRed2020

    Relationship Advice

    Hello, Does anyone have advice for starting a relationship with people? I am terrible at making friends especially female friends. I am currently in college and really want to make some lifelong connections and maybe date someone. The biggest thing holding me back is that I am very introverted...
  18. rosewater

    Very happy with the Aspie I'm dating + some questions :)

    Hi everybody, I hope you are doing well :), happy to be sharing some thoughts with you again. A while ago I wrote a post about the time I started to date an Aspie and thought he was a psychopath. I felt like sharing an update about how things are going, and some questions. So here it goes! As...
  19. Andie Kinney

    Relationships, Friendships and other connections

    Talking about my experience making and maintaining meaningful connections and my feeling about my experiences.
  20. P

    No idea how my HFA man feels about me (NT)

    I am an NT female who is ‘seeing’ a HFA male. I feel some history is needed, sorry it’s so long... It started as an affair 8 years ago. We first met at 16, and there has always been a spark but neither of us were single. I got married to my long term partner and after a few years there were some...
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