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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Currently experiencing awful bout of depression, need advice

Posted: 30 Jul 2022, 10:02 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 309


Yeah I go through bouts of feeling like you do, its been pretty rough for the past several years (not just due to covid tho). I just want to say I understand, and am sorry you are going through it. I'm not the greatest communicator either, and I understand the feeling hopeless and down from struggli...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being careful not to piss other people off

Posted: 23 Jul 2022, 9:14 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 849


Being "too careful" not to piss other people off... Can lead to dehumanizing thoughts. In which one isn't allowed to be human -- to be angry, to act on indignation, to have flaws, to have and accept limits , to have needs or feelings because it gets in the way of other people and self-who...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being careful not to piss other people off

Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 6:46 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 849


Yeah I've inadvertently peeved people off and not realized what was going on or why. In my latest mishap I went nearly a week thinking a coworker was unjustly mad at me, come to find out they thought I was mad at them! Lol, man it gets real confusing. I often ask my husband to help know what to say ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being drained by talkative people

Posted: 09 Jul 2022, 10:40 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 876


Very much so! I have a coworker who often talks at me rather than to me, and on and on about things that to me are just nothing I want to have a conversation about, but it is at work so I try to be sort of polite sometimes. Honestly other times I do ignore because it would be too much. I think it is...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else feel like they have trouble with boundaries

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 9:04 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 268


Yeah I have trouble with this too. It takes a lot of practice, and learning how to say things. For instance, I learned that you don't have to give a detailed reason why, just say something like "I am busy" if someone wants you to do something and you don't want to. It is hard though becaus...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: The price of waiting years or decades for a diagnosis

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 8:30 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 3,673


Yeah this thread is hard to read, because getting a diagnosis as a child when clearly showing signs of autism would have probably helped a lot, and maybe I wouldn't have had to suffer so much and end up suicidal in my late teens/early 20s. I hate that so many females have had to suffer. It is no won...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble with formulating correct responses

Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 1:14 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,046


Yes I too have found clear and direct typically is not what people like. It does get very frustrating.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Summertime and loud motorcycles and cars

Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 1:11 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,051


Motorcycles are not "designed to be loud." The owners choose to equip them that way. Even office workers used to show a clear preference for noisier typewriters - for themselves. Things like vacuum cleaners and fans could also be much quieter, but they would be bigger and/or more expensiv...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and metaphors

 Post subject: Re: Autism and metaphors
Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 11:17 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 2,488


Yeah I understand metaphors if it has been previously explained. Also can tend to tell what one is.

I also like analogies (I think that is what it is called) when learning something new, like when my husband used an analogy of cars on a highway to explain about bandwidth.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Summertime and loud motorcycles and cars

Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 11:09 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,051


Motorcycles are not "designed to be loud." The owners choose to equip them that way. Even office workers used to show a clear preference for noisier typewriters - for themselves. Things like vacuum cleaners and fans could also be much quieter, but they would be bigger and/or more expensiv...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble with formulating correct responses

Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 10:50 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,046


I am about half way through it. The first part was kind of confusing, but I think I got some of the jist of it. The second half is getting interesting with relationships and why people act the way they do and say what they do in groups and around other people, and how it is a pecking order... Where...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble with formulating correct responses

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 2:09 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,046


I will have to check out that book, thanks for the suggestion. Anything to help decode and make it easier! It's pretty hard to read and decipher but if you can pick out the main points, it makes sense. I just bought the kindle version of it, when I get a chance I will have to read it! I shall enjoy...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Rock collecting

 Post subject: Re: Rock collecting
Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 2:01 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 179


It is fun to see what interesting looking ones I can find. I think a lot are quartz or have a lot of quartz crystals in them. Nice to see other collectors! It can be hard to identify some, especially the more plainer looking ones. I found a few that are definite grey but have sparkles all through th...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Rock collecting

 Post subject: Rock collecting
Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 8:14 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 179


Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but it seems the best that I could find. Does anyone else collect rocks? I live where they opened up a new park that was an old quarry, so every time my husband and I go for walks I find new rocks that are neat. He has kind of gotten into it too a li...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble with formulating correct responses

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 8:05 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,046


KitLily wrote:
Lady Strange wrote:
I will have to check out that book, thanks for the suggestion. Anything to help decode and make it easier!


It's pretty hard to read and decipher but if you can pick out the main points, it makes sense.


I just bought the kindle version of it, when I get a chance I will have to read it!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you go to Uni/College, what did you study?

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 8:03 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 889


No- I've been very avoidant re further education. Opened up for the first time ever to my care coordinator about it on Wednesday It's something I've mentioned online several times, but never to a mental health professional. She said it was a trauma response to the severe verbal bullying , and that ...
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