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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: emotionally-unavailable??

Posted: 04 Jun 2011, 5:08 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 3,168


Hi Kindheart, I'm an Aspie in my 40's also, my wife is not autistic. Maybe I can make some guesses as to how your semi-boyfriend feels: - The most important things he wants from you are companionship and safety. - Companionship for him does not require much verbal interaction. His consciousness oper...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Depressed about how things are "supposed" to be.

Posted: 27 May 2011, 8:30 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,728


There are things you are, and things you are not. There are no things you are "supposed to be". If someone supposes you to be something you are not, then someone made a mistake. It's depressing that people make so many mistakes about you, include you in their social affairs. I wish autism came with ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: No motivation to live

Posted: 23 May 2011, 8:30 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,122


Would it be possible for you to travel around a bit? Do temp jobs (or get some money from family) and live cheaply, not being stuck in one place? I think that would be your best shot at "finding yourself back", if you know what I mean.

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: The forbidden vowel!

Posted: 22 May 2011, 8:37 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 2,885


"A"

The letter preceding "B" is not present in this sentence.

(Had it been absent it would have been present.)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do NTs seem devoid of emotions?

Posted: 21 May 2011, 9:21 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 4,490


Do you feel as though NTs can't understand emotions and can't express emotions? It's more like there isn't a clear difference to them between genuine emotions and pretended ones. What does it mean when they are deliberately making a sad or happy face? It doesn't mean, in my eyes, that they're actua...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: I find fish oil reduces Tourettes-related rage attacks

Posted: 21 May 2011, 8:59 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,954


I take fish oil too and it seems to counteract the overfocusing on details that happens during bouts of anxiety or anger. The effect is not immediate, though. You need to take it every day for a long time. The fatty acids in fish oil might help produce some neuronal connections that are otherwise la...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: How long do you think it will be?

Posted: 20 May 2011, 3:05 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,178


When you get angry over small things, ask yourself how important it is. How bad is it, really? When you are anxious over something that may or may not happen, ask yourself:: - What is the chance of it happening? (Probably very small, because anxiety attacks tend to be imagined scenarios with lots of...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Help

Posted: 20 May 2011, 2:37 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 914


Hi Ben, I have a hypothesis which I've not been able to test, because I don't know any nonverbal autistic kids. I know of myself (autistic adult) that I enjoy subject-oriented but usually not person-oriented interaction. So I wonder if it would help if you engaged in a subject or activity that your ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Intense world theory

Posted: 19 May 2011, 12:23 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,398


I sometimes feel that my brain is running at a much faster rate than the world around me. I feel the opposite: that I can't keep up with the speed of the world around me. I wish it would slow down for me. Having said that I also feel that society tends to skim through too much without much depth/an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Intense world theory

Posted: 19 May 2011, 12:01 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,398


I think this is half of what's going on, the other half being that the world human beings are currently born into really is more intense than the environment that existed during the longest time of human evolution. I'm not so sure this is the case. I've been in the mountains where there is no visua...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Intense world theory

Posted: 18 May 2011, 2:21 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,398


I think this is half of what's going on, the other half being that the world human beings are currently born into really is more intense than the environment that existed during the longest time of human evolution. That is, there is more now than there ever was of precisely the sort of things that a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it possible that I could have Asperger's?

Posted: 17 May 2011, 11:34 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,698


There isn't some sharp boundary separating those who have "it" from those who don't. Probably the most relevant question is whether you are experiencing serious problems in your life, and if so, whether these can be explained by autism-related traits you do have. I have this need to make others thin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disabled parking - ever dealt with abusive passers-by?

Posted: 17 May 2011, 11:14 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,175


Give such people a brief look as if you're looking at a bit of vomit on the pavement, say nothing and walk on. I also park at disabled spots and don't look disabled (I think), but never had anyone talk to me about it. It might help to experiment with your appearance to the end of discouraging strang...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Tug of war - oldies versus youth

Posted: 17 May 2011, 10:34 am 

Replies: 5,099
Views: 206,400


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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Another Facial Expression Topic

Posted: 17 May 2011, 10:27 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 994


Apparently the man had noticed during the course of the week that when someone starts talking to me I get a completely blank look on my face for second or few (regardless of my expression beforehand), and then start to smile (irrespective of what is being talked about). The blank look might be beca...
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