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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm starting to feel like my life is pretty s**t.

Posted: 04 Jan 2021, 11:15 am 

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I've always had an interest in the ocean and it's creatures. I've been thinking for a while that I want to be a marine biologist. My main concern right now tho is that I feel like I haven't lived a proper teen life of partying, hanging out and etc. Like those years have been wasted and they're gone...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm starting to feel like my life is pretty s**t.

Posted: 04 Jan 2021, 10:33 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,826


18-24 might be the best years of one's life, but I wouldn't know since I'm not going to college any soon, where most of these "fun years" seem to happen. Then again I do realise I'm still young till I hit 30, or if I want to go a bit further, 35 and could start trying to change myself for...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm starting to feel like my life is pretty s**t.

Posted: 04 Jan 2021, 9:21 am 

Replies: 11
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I got my diagnosis at the age of 8 and I still suffered terrible social isolation through my teens, even though I've always been only mildly impaired. So having a diagnosis wouldn't have made much difference on your social life, as it didn't with mine. Being a kid was easy because the social expect...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm starting to feel like my life is pretty s**t.

Posted: 04 Jan 2021, 9:18 am 

Replies: 11
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I was diagnosed late like you — almost a year ago at 22. (Wow I thought it a much shorter time period.) And I was the same. Very bold as a child, but still shy. I would wander away from my mother to talk with the cashiers at stores because I was bored. Something happened between childhood and adole...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm starting to feel like my life is pretty s**t.

Posted: 04 Jan 2021, 9:14 am 

Replies: 11
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Were you bullied in your adolescent years? During middle school, not really. Then I entered high school and my classmates found me weird for not talking much, so whenever I said something slightly "funny sounding" they mocked me for it. I imagine that wouldn't have happened if I wasn't qu...

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: 19, turning 20, feeling like I wasted my teen years.

Posted: 04 Jan 2021, 9:09 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 8,368


It's normal to have such feelings. I am one year older than you and last year, I have been thinking about this a lot. Just like you, I have had just one friend in high school, I never went to parties or had a boyfriend. I can tell you for sure that if you really want to experience those things, you...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm starting to feel like my life is pretty s**t.

Posted: 03 Jan 2021, 4:16 pm 

Replies: 11
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Currently 19, turning 20 in a month and this whole covid quarantine thing has been a period of self-reflection for me... And it made me realise how pathetic my life has been up until this point. During my childhood I had plenty of friends because around that time, everyone was only interested in tal...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I struggle with socializing

Posted: 30 Dec 2020, 4:21 am 

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Forgot to add one thing: Don't worry if you can't do small talk. Most aspies can't. If you're only interested in talking about your interests then it's easier, that's why I suggested you find people with the same interests as you. Be it in person or via the internet (assuming you can meet up later) ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I struggle with socializing

Posted: 30 Dec 2020, 3:57 am 

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Let me start off by saying this: I relate, a lot. Everything you said? That's definitely me. Didn't have much friends during high school either, with the only ones being my friends the occasional person from middle school or childhood that so happened to go to the same school as me, even then they w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: always feeling like I've wasted my time

Posted: 29 Dec 2020, 7:37 am 

Replies: 11
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This thread may be one year old but I'm at a similar position in life, except I'm turning 20 and realising I didn't enjoy my high school years as much as I should've, if I was even able to. I didn't get invited anywhere, I didn't even date which should've been expected since I even had trouble talki...

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: 19, turning 20, feeling like I wasted my teen years.

Posted: 29 Dec 2020, 7:26 am 

Replies: 2
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Is this normal? I didn't do any of the stereotypical teenager stuff in media like going out with friends, dating and etc. I always chalked it up to hollywood hyping these things up and that it wasn't a realistic portrayal of teenagers but... People around me were going to parties, hanging out, getti...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I'm 19-20 and I've recently been diagnosed with aspergers

Posted: 22 Dec 2020, 10:39 am 

Replies: 22
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You say you didn't make an effort to meet people. But are you sure that you just don't understand how to do it? I wouldn't blame yourself if there is a difference. Guaranteed that even if you were trying it would be pretty hard to achieve what you are asking for. Honestly it's a mix of both. I grew...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I'm 19-20 and I've recently been diagnosed with aspergers

Posted: 22 Dec 2020, 1:29 am 

Replies: 22
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I wasn't, and still am not, good at socializing with people. I have a hard time doing it at all. At least now I can put a proper label on why I act the way I do and why I have such difficulties. However, now that I'm nearing my 20s I've started to realise my teenage years are completely over with. ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I'm 19-20 and I've recently been diagnosed with aspergers

Posted: 21 Dec 2020, 11:47 pm 

Replies: 22
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If you make a habit of looking back with regrets, you will one day be looking back at your entire life. It's better to learn to look forward with goals, even tiny goals. What are you going to do tomorrow? I am planning to move on with my life, and I plan to be more social, but I have no idea how I'...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I'm 19-20 and I've recently been diagnosed with aspergers

Posted: 21 Dec 2020, 9:35 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 4,497


The pesimistic thought is the worst case scinario. This means that thinking logically, that if this is the worst case, there is a mid case and a best case scinario. Age does not matter because you still have a whole life ahead to explore. I don't like parties either. I try to avoid parties. For me,...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I'm 19-20 and I've recently been diagnosed with aspergers

Posted: 21 Dec 2020, 7:18 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 4,497


I wasn't, and still am not, good at socializing with people. I have a hard time doing it at all. At least now I can put a proper label on why I act the way I do and why I have such difficulties. However, now that I'm nearing my 20s I've started to realise my teenage years are completely over with. I...
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