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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by ucrenegade, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. ucrenegade

    ucrenegade Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Thinking I have autistic burnout. Only knowing I have had autism for the last 5 years and still learning and dealing with it. Problem is I have been doing it among the neurotypical and it seems I am the hamster on the wheel getting nowhere or no answers.
     
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    hamster here. Welcome.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Welcome to the site.☺
     
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    Hamsters Unite.
     
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    Welcome! If you ever want to talk about anything, there's lots of topics, or you create one of your own too! :)
     
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    ucrenegade Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    yes and no. I am not very talkative especially concerning emotions but it does seem finding friends as a adult is harder than when I had friends in high school. Not sure if it is because we are all immature in high school so even with autism you can fit it somewhat. I am finding as a adult in my late 30's and early 40's I can not maintain any sort of real friends. Granted I just found out I had autism in 2017-2018 around there.
     
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    Welcome to the club guy. Are you passing by or here to hang out?
     
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    Hiya.
     
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    not sure yet trying something new to find a connection not romantically but in this thing called autism.
     
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    Hi and welcome, there are resources here, and interesting threads to read where autism topics have been discussed. And you can make your own threads with questions too. I hope you enjoy it here and find it useful and supportive.

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    Welcome to ucrenegade!
    I'm 64 and only diagnosed in mid 50's.

    I've found a lot of understanding here and answers. It has helped immensely.
    Hope you find it as helpful.
     
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    Thanks it has been very rough I will say that. I am just Autistic enough where when people see me they say you don't look it. Which is not helpful when I can not decipher social cues or engage in small trivial talk then all of a sudden I go from not looking like I have autism to a guy that people say is a ahole. Now I am older I have been getting he is just a grumpy old man.
     
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    Hi there @ucrenegade and welcome, its a great forum here thats very open to all genuine kinds and types :)

    I'm a 45y female but my usual persona is old man curmudgeonly, or so I'm told. So I hear you ;-)
     
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