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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody else struggle to accept their diagnosis?

Posted: 04 Nov 2019, 6:24 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 957


I used to do. A lot. I was diagnosed around age 7. Which I have no recollection of for some reason apart from being at a psychiatrists office once because I got a pretty stone afterwards as one of those good-job-things children get after appointments, and my mom and I got lost on our way home, but I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you been emotionally abused?

Posted: 04 Nov 2019, 9:45 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 900


I had many toxic relationships in the past. At least one of them was most probably in the narcissistic spectrum but since I'm not a mental health professional, I can't possibly know. For a long time I thought I was the problem, that I don't know how to pick good partners. That's not what I think no...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you been emotionally abused?

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 8:55 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 900


What is the definition of "emotional abuse"? The alleged victim has a larger definition than the defendant The dictionary is too vague Exploiting others, manipulating others, bullying others, basically making people, typically people close to you that you are "supposed" to love ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you been emotionally abused?

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 6:23 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 900


What is the definition of "emotional abuse"? The alleged victim has a larger definition than the defendant The dictionary is too vague Exploiting others, manipulating others, bullying others, basically making people, typically people close to you that you are "supposed" to love ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you been emotionally abused?

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 6:21 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 900


“My person” has a borderline diagnosis but I’m quite convinced they’re sociopathic and a covert narcissist too. I used to think they were on the autism spectrum, actually, and used that as an excuse for their low empathy, but I’ve come to think that they’re most definitely not. They show signs I gu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you been emotionally abused?

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 6:20 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 900


darkwaver wrote:
My dad had a very bad temper and was often emotionally abusive. I also went through severe bullying starting about the fourth grade all the way through high school.


My father's the same :(

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Seriously Folks, lacking Empathy ?

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 6:14 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 631


As far as I've found, through research, there are 2 different types of empathy. Affective and cognitive. Autistic people tend to lack cognitive empathy as opposed to affective empathy. This doesn't make us bad people. It doesn't mean that we don't care about other people or their emotions, just that...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Does anyone else forget they're a person?

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 8:02 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 8,885


I relate to this so much. So at least I can assure you that you certainly are person and that you're not alone feeling this way. I've found it manifests in different ways. One is in the form of a belief. In my experience, this tends to be triggered by low self-worth, a feeling of inadequacy, and pos...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you been emotionally abused?

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 7:10 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 900


Have you ever been emotionally abused? I’m thinking that emotional abuse, especially in the form of manipulation, may be difficult for people on the autism spectrum to recognise or understand. I know it took me a long time, and it still confuses me. I myself was in a toxic relationship with an emot...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you been emotionally abused?

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 7:03 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 900


Yes, I was bullied as a teenager at an all-girls high school, which involved a lot of emotional abuse by multiple people whom I had previously considered as close friends. I learnt some harsh lessons, namely that there that people can turn on you when you would have never done the same back. I mana...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you been emotionally abused?

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 5:47 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 900


Have you ever been emotionally abused? I’m thinking that emotional abuse, especially in the form of manipulation, may be difficult for people on the autism spectrum to recognise or understand. I know it took me a long time, and it still confuses me. I myself was in a toxic relationship with an emoti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: nervous laugh

 Post subject: Re: nervous laugh
Posted: 22 Jan 2018, 7:02 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 146


I'm guilty of this too and have done it in a very inappropriate situation before.
Honestly though, I don't think most people care or take offense. If they're aware that it's an awkward or uncomfortable situation or topic, they're probably understanding

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Dissociation

 Post subject: Re: Dissociation
Posted: 21 Jan 2018, 11:58 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 752


I do experience dissociation, both depersonalization and derealization, and have for the past 3 years. It first appeared when I fell into depression for the first time due to prolonged stress and anxiety. It's something that I haven't found a cure for, unfortunately, though it definitely seems to wo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is forgiveness?

 Post subject: What is forgiveness?
Posted: 21 Jan 2018, 11:50 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 414


I've realized that I actually don't have a clear understanding of forgiveness. What does it mean to forgive? I've always assumed that it meant to change your mind and believe that what someone did actually was alright and then forget about it. But is it? Because if so, I'm unable to do that. I tend ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Am I being too jealous/possessive?

Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 6:37 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 259


I know the feeling and how hard it can be. Though you said he's a friendly and popular person, so that's most likely why he wants to hang out with this girl. He wants to have many friends. That doesn't mean he doesn't love you as his girlfriend though or that he's gonna cheat. Acknowledging that the...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Emotionally abusive family

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 11:31 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 208


Thanks for the replies! Independence does seem to be the best thing for me to focus on right now. I am still very dependent on them financially and can't afford to live on my own yet. Hopefully it'll all get better in time.
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