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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I dont know directions at all

Posted: Today, 3:46 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 97

I'm not great at remembering the names of streets, but I love maps. I love to study maps and I can pretty well visualize where I am and where to go if I have seen a map of the area I am in. I rely on Google maps nowadays but I actually love folding paper maps where you can see a large area all at on...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers & Living On Your Own

Posted: Yesterday, 9:28 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 46

I wish I knew more about how to access help for people with ASD. I don't have any advice, I'm just responding to let you know that people here on WP care about you and wish you well.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people with autism struggle with trade jobs?

Posted: Yesterday, 9:24 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 371

Are you thinking that you might be clumsy and would struggle to learn how to do a trade job? Because learning how the mechanics of things work seems like it would be well suited to ASD. (Although I am not very well versed in that sort of thing myself.) I have a friend who is undiagnosed but probably...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you search the forum to not repeat topics?

Posted: Yesterday, 9:19 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 199

I think it's fine to start a new topic. It's better, in my opinion, than digging up a very old thread.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Losing weight as a picky eater?

Posted: Yesterday, 9:15 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 142

Can you eat the same things you have always eaten but just change the amounts of each? More meat, fewer or no french fries, and moderate amounts of potatoes, bread, and rice.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Pros and cons of "three dates"

Posted: Yesterday, 9:09 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 444

I don't think there are any real rules about that. Do what is right for you, don't let pressure from others interfere with your own needs, wants, and be true to yourself. As long its consensual and nobody is forced, guilted, pushed, or harmed, that is strictly between the individuals involved. Yes....

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Personality matters if they find you physically attractive

Posted: Yesterday, 4:12 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,089

Dating is a numbers game anyway. You may need to meet 99 people who aren't a fit to find 1 person who does. The sooner you start, the sooner you'll get it. This has not been my experience at all. I am 60 years old (and a woman) and I have had two long term relationships (14 years and 15 years), one...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you heard of "tone policing"?

Posted: Yesterday, 4:01 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 218

It is not "Tone Policing" to ask someone to lower their voice and speak in more pleasant tones.  Some of my former co-workers did not seem to understand the concept of an "Indoor Voice". And it was not just me asking them to moderate their voices.  People in other offices and on...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Little things are bothersome in bed

Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 3:32 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 234

I don't think that I am particularly sensitive to clothing and things touching my skin (though I may be wrong about that because I only wear t-shirts and sweaters and am bothered by button-down shirts because they don't stretch...) but when I am in bed trying to get to sleep, I notice the slightest ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you heard of "tone policing"?

Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 3:04 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 218

Yes. It's used as a way to silence people when they get worked up about a topic because it's important to them. I've seen that happen.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Am I too ugly to date?

 Post subject: Re: Am I too ugly to date?
Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 3:01 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 806

OP, you are not ugly at all. You are a fairly good looking man, as a matter of fact.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: How to stay sane with stupid geopolitics? tips?

Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 2:54 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 511

^It sounds like you are someone who needs to engage with what is going on and understand it, rather than duck away from it altogether. I think I feel that way too, that I don't want to just not know what is happening. But I get upset about it easily so I have to tread carefully.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Withdrawal

 Post subject: Re: Withdrawal
Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 2:52 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 248

It could be that it's just too much for them and they need quiet and solitude. I understand that you feel that they are in distress and that you want to help this person, but perhaps the best thing to do is to leave them be. That might be the kindest thing you can do for them. This is just a guess, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Withdrawal

 Post subject: Re: Withdrawal
Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 1:22 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 248

It sounds like they might be having a shutdown or meltdown. Would it be possible to talk to this person at times when they are not in this state to ask them what they need when this happens to them?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it odd I don't like it when people give me sympathy?

Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 10:51 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 435

I'd rather be held when I'm upset than be given unwanted advice. Me too. Advice is often off the mark, and sometimes makes you feel like the bad way you are feeling is your fault, because someone is saying there's a solution that I have not availed myself of. But as far as the notion of not liking ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you tell white lies about your life?

Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 10:46 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 6,512

when people ask me how'm i doin' i usually reply that " i'm surviving ." that's an example of telling an incomplete truth that is palatable to most folks. i don't believe many folks at all can handle the truth. I think it's better than saying "I'm fine" if you're not. I usually ...
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