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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by GeminiSagittarius, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. GeminiSagittarius

    GeminiSagittarius Member

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    Hi, I just joined this forum :)
    How are you all?

    I’m pretty sure I’m an Aspie with Pathological Demand Avoidance.
    Trying to connect with others on the spectrum and finding ways to cope and how to safely unmask.
     
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    Hi, welcome, I hope that you enjoy it here. There are plenty of threads that may be of interest, and people here are friendly.

    :snowflake::dolphin::spiralshell::spoutingwhale::whale::rabbit::snowflake:
     
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  3. GeminiSagittarius

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    Thank you! :)

    Yeah, I’m just checking it all out now, so exciting!

    Love the emojis you used! :)
    :fourleaf::catface::dogface::bearface::pigface::dolphin::frogface::fourleaf:
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi GeminiSagittarius

    welcome to af.png
     
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  6. GeminiSagittarius

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    Hi!
    Thank you for the welcoming messages and greetings! :)
     
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    Welcome : )
     
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    Welcome to the Forums! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process! :)
     
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  9. Aspychata

    Aspychata My Art Work

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    Great, you made it. Coffee is hot,pull up a chair and relax!
     
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  10. GeminiSagittarius

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    Thank you!
    You’re all so sweet! :):cherryblossom:
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to AF !

    Definitely the place to explore one's autism, whether suspected or formally diagnosed.
     
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  12. GeminiSagittarius

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    Thank you! :)

    Yeah, loving the site already! :):D:cool:
     
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  13. Aspychata

    Aspychata My Art Work

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    l read a little on Pathological Demand Avoidance; very interesting. I could relate to people not wanting to deal with the phone interaction symptom. Undestand that anxiety seems to play a big part in this?
     
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    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autism Forums!
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Thank you for all the sweet replies! :)

    @Aspychata Oh yes, I hate calling people, especially strangers for stuff like a doctor’s appointment.
    I’m so awkward every time and I tend to forget everything I wanted to say and what they said.

    Yeah, I also have anxiety issues and motivation issues due to my depression, but I also lack focus (psychologists said I have ADHD or ADD when I was a kid) and all the combined problems cause some sort of executive disfunction.
    The easiest things are a real struggle to me :(
     
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    Aspychata My Art Work

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    I think it's great you are at this site. Alot of life stories here and we seem to struggle but you will find support here!

    My issue is l am not a social animal and people do not respect that. l really like hanging around, just simple stuff, meeting people is something l choose not to do much of.
     
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    if you’re in Britain tea with milk ,tea without milk, tea with sugar ,black coffee ,coffee with milk, milky coffee
     
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    Aspychata My Art Work

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    I remember having high tea? Like in place of dinner, then a very late dinner? That was nice. I went Harrods in London. And I saw the palace!
     
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    It didn’t happen to me in the north of England (late dinner-we called it Supper )that’s just the choices (Hot drinks )you are given in my family,Dinner is lunch in the North of England, what did you think of the palace? and Harrods? i’ve had tea and scones ,high tea is slightly different.
     
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