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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Persuasive Essay?

 Post subject: Re: Persuasive Essay?
Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 11:05 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 7,558


In my English class, I have been given the task of constructing a persuasive essay (to be presented in the form of a speech). Now, I enjoy writing quite a lot; however, this assignment has me drawing a blank. I do not know what I should write about (I am cincerned with other students not being inte...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I feel bad for asking for emotional support when I need it

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 11:03 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 101


Greetings, I was officially diagnosed with mild autism when I was 14/15 years old and since then I've had to teach myself the appropriate social cues,independence,etc. But one thing I still feel bad about is asking for emotional support when I need it. For instance,I'll be freaking out about someth...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Funny ways to annoy neurotypicals

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 10:59 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 666


WARNING: only use these if you have little to lose in the situation, i.e. you're not dependent on the other person for something, you just gave your two weeks notice, or, say, there are video cameras around and it's in a public place so there's minimal threat of assault...etc. Yes, these may sound ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many of you are married?

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 10:56 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 962


JimSpark wrote:
There should have been the option, "Yes, but I wish I wasn't" :jester:


Why do you wish you were not married?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many of you are married?

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 10:53 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 962


I picked "Divorced" because there wasn't an option for Separated. My husband and I split in 2010 when he made the decision to transition to female. We lived apart until 2013 when it was in our best interests to live together again (long story). So we've been living together since then but...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many of you are married?

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 10:52 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 962


I am a little amazed that 56% of us are married. I only married for the first time a few days after my sixtieth birthday.

I wonder if female Aspies are more likely to be married than male Aspies. I married an NT woman.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to tell if somebody is faking ASD?

Posted: 15 Mar 2020, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 1,590


There are many ways to tell if someone is faking Asperger's. First, you would have to be VERY familiar with the diagnostic criteria and symptoms of Asperger's. I do not mean that you know YOUR symptoms. I mean that you should be able to recognize the symptoms of Asperger's in someone else. One of th...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: why am i SO bad at chess?

Posted: 15 Mar 2020, 2:57 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 481


Kiprobalhato wrote:
today it took no more than 7 minutes to put me in checkmate.

why does that happen?


Perhaps you never really studied the game of Chess. Maybe you do not practice it enough.
Do you really WANT to get better at chess?

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Last thing ya bought?

 Post subject: Re: Last thing ya bought?
Posted: 15 Mar 2020, 11:13 am 

Replies: 4,646
Views: 123,425


Toilet paper
a new case for my cell phone
socks
sauerkraut

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Coping with Asperger Syndrome

Posted: 08 Mar 2020, 8:39 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 309


Borromeo wrote:
Thanks Jimmy M., this is a great explanation for how to get on well.



Thanks!! !! ! Thanks for the link

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you deal with crippling depression?

Posted: 08 Mar 2020, 8:37 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 974


I don't have the clinical version, where seemingly there's no source for it, but it can really happen regardless, can't it? It's remarkable, to go from watching a movie a day, to not being able to do 30 mins, after social rejection... makes little sense too, because I've felt loneliness per se for ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Wicca or Christianty?

 Post subject: Re: Wicca or Christianty?
Posted: 08 Mar 2020, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 2,609


If either of them appeal to you, or if both appeal to you take the best from both of them and leave their hypocritical dogma alone. It is not their dogmae that's necessarily hypocritical, but the people who twist the dogmas to suit their own desires and goals. Actually, Christian dogma IS hypocriti...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: aspie facing 55 years for non-violent emails and phone calls

 Post subject: Re:
Posted: 08 Mar 2020, 8:07 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 3,399


Aspies should stay off the Internet. We should never say anything that could imply that we're anything other than super "Uncle Tom Negroes," grateful for a place under the table and whatever scraps we get thrown. That's life on the spectrum, folks. I do not agree with you. The Internet wa...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Eating the same thing for days...

Posted: 07 Mar 2020, 8:40 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 13,373


Does anybody else have the same thing for dinner for days in a row? For me it's tuna sandwiches. It's more or less the only thing I eat for dinner. Yes, that is typical of Asperger's victims. We set about rules for what we eat or we eat the same food all the time so that the world can be safe and o...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Liberals/Democrats will get what they deserve...more Trump

Posted: 06 Mar 2020, 5:35 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 1,758


JohnPowell wrote:
The party is run by liberals.


Yup! Those awful liberals who want healthcare for all Americans, and want to have fairness in employment and equal opportunity for all. Such a terrible agenda!

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: 59 years old and over 50 jobs in my lifetime so far...

Posted: 01 Mar 2020, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 592


I am 60 and I have had about 30 jobs.
The longest I have held a job is 15 years. I have had to quit several jobs in less than a year.
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