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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Sabotage

 Post subject: Sabotage
Posted: 16 May 2021, 11:48 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 473


All my life...sabotage. Over and over and over and over. I feel like I have nothing. For one year, I finally knew what it felt like to be everything I wanted to be. And enough people know now about what happened and how I feel about things. i was a full-time teacher in a public school. Two of them, ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Humiliation

 Post subject: Humiliation
Posted: 14 May 2021, 11:23 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 95


How have people humiliated you in your life? I've been called a "jerk." I've been called "sick." I've been called "unintelligent." My voice has been mocked. I used to have a bigger nose, so people made fun of that. I've been excluded and unemployed for many, many, exten...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Outward Appearance

 Post subject: Outward Appearance
Posted: 14 May 2021, 11:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 489


I'm "pretty," but really, I'm not one of those girls who ever used it to her advantage. I was never very flirtatious with men. I'm heterosexual, and I believe in real friendship and actual dating. I've always had high standards when it's come to men. But being "pretty" has made t...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Teasing

 Post subject: Teasing
Posted: 07 May 2021, 1:34 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 89


Are you teased a lot? I am, and I don't like it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Manhood & Womanhood

 Post subject: Re: Manhood & Womanhood
Posted: 06 May 2021, 11:33 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 487


True.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: My Peers Who Still Stigmatize Me

Posted: 06 May 2021, 11:29 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 531


A person is more than just their autism. There are just more hurdles for us to overcome. Men and women.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Parents

 Post subject: Parents
Posted: 06 May 2021, 11:22 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 50


I used to have parents who acted more like parents. They've said terrible things to me out of anger and then wonder why I feel disrespected. I don't really know them anymore. I once respected them, despite their imperfections. They were all I knew, I had no other choice but to do what they said. The...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The People I Remember

 Post subject: Re: The People I Remember
Posted: 05 May 2021, 12:57 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 257


I am, and have often been, an easy target for those who feel they need to prove their worth to themselves.

That's unfortunate, and very sad.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The People I Remember

 Post subject: The People I Remember
Posted: 03 May 2021, 11:57 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 257


The people I remember from my past (and/or speak fondly of) are the ones who were just plain nice and courteous. It's not hard. The ones who took my hard work personally, and used it against me; the ones who promised me things and didn't deliver- those people are the worst. If we are going to evolve...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: My Peers Who Still Stigmatize Me

Posted: 01 May 2021, 1:30 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 531


Some people really cause me to wonder. Transparency is so hard to find among other adults. I get that we are all just people, living our lives. but having a disability is much harder. Especially one that isn't obvious. Men on the spectrum seem to have so many more advantages. Because they're men. I ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Books for learning social skills

Posted: 01 May 2021, 1:09 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 450


It's tough, because autistic people get social situations in theory, but not in practice. That's me, at least. I was told I'd have to learn by making mistakes. Every person and scenario is going to be different, and all you can hope for are just nice people out there who will be accepting of you. I'...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Unprofessional Hairstylists

 Post subject: Unprofessional Hairstylists
Posted: 01 May 2021, 12:45 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 60


I've had the hardest time finding a good hairstylist. Just someone who will do a good job. Going to the hairstylist is hard being an adult with autism, because it always gets personal, and once people hear about me, and that I'm not married, or that I'm not the CEO of a corporation, they are weird a...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Finding Real Connection

 Post subject: Finding Real Connection
Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 7:52 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 407


I don't know if I'm ever going to find real connection. There have been times when I thought I was going in the right direction with someone, only to find myself winding up alone. I think a solid relationship with someone has to encompass many things. Mutual interests matter. So does physical attrac...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: "You're a Burden"

 Post subject: "You're a Burden"
Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 11:48 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 69


Who wants to be parented their whole lives, anyway? I grew up. I graduated high school and college. I've even taken graduate-level classes. And I have come across some of the most vile people in my community and from my past. People who cannot bring themselves to be, simply, civil adults. I can acc...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Manhood & Womanhood

 Post subject: Manhood & Womanhood
Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 11:39 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 487


What makes a real man or woman? Character. It's everything. It saves lives. It brings out the good in people. It's looking in the mirror and recognizing that you're a work in progress. It's accepting what you did yesterday and facing tomorrow. Sometimes, it's putting your needs aside, and being a b...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Microsoft's Neurodiversity Hiring Event

Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 11:01 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 354


No, I tried that route, and I'm not cut out for a job in high tech. Unfortunately the only jobs out there that accept openly autistic people are not aligned with my education and training. I've approached nonprofits that help the developmentally disabled, too. They'd rather help more severe people o...
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