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 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Asperger relationships

Posted: 22 Jun 2010, 10:02 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 11,336


I haven't been participating on WP for some months, mostly due to the fact that I recently began a serious relationship with a fabulous Aspie woman. :D We started out by agreeing to just be direct with each other & not play any of the NT dating games (e.g. "You have to guess what I want & if...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Underrated albums by well-received artists

Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 1:50 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,373


...Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music Probably the first REAL Experimental Industrial album, with influence by Stockhausen and John Cage. --It was hated when it first came out, and is still has absolutely no commercial 'accessibility'. I remember when this came out. Lester Bangs had two reviews of it, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Totally changing your life

Posted: 07 Apr 2010, 1:22 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 4,977


I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life and am honestly thinking I'm going to leave this state as soon as I'm done with college. Wisconsin does have it's good and bad points. The education system is the main reason I'm staying for now. We do have good schools over here. What I am sick of is people's ...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Underrated albums by well-received artists

Posted: 28 Mar 2010, 9:09 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,373


On lots of music, I have no idea about what is underrated, or overrated, or rated just right - since I don't read reviews, or pay any attention to what is popular - or even critically acclaimed. This list is of albums that I do feel I have some sense of how they were received, in relation to the art...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: How old when you first had a crush?

Posted: 28 Mar 2010, 8:41 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,158


I was 6 & had a painful crush on a girl in my kindergarten class. I would try to sit next to her & she would get up & move. Wouldn't even talk to me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Totally changing your life

Posted: 28 Mar 2010, 7:18 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 4,977


Has anyone here with Asperger's Syndrome totally changed their life or attempted to do so? For example, moving away from your family and friends to somewhere completely new and different. Or totally changing your lifestyle where you are. Does anyone want to do this and if so, what do you feel is mo...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Getting interrupted . . .

Posted: 19 Mar 2010, 9:43 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 3,575


This was extremely difficult & frustrating for me as a child - I would try to get in on a conversation & my parents would say "You need to learn to wait your turn." I would be almost to the point of tears, saying "But my turn never comes!" Now that I'm older, I still have major difficulties ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The emptiness of accomplishment

Posted: 12 Mar 2010, 10:44 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,484


I tend to get bored with an activity once there is nothing more to figure out - that, for me signals completion. If there are problems to solve, I'm totally focused & that is where I get my sense of accomplishment. Over the course of a project, I will get lots of satisfaction from solving proble...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What do you guys do for a living?

 Post subject: Re: boo, hiss
Posted: 03 Mar 2010, 2:21 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 4,818


Main Job: Actuary: Love the Job- could do without the pointless corporate drama. Second Job/Hobby: I flip things. Houses, Cars, etc. ugh, a 'flipper'. boo, hiss, boo. i have moral issues with people who buy things just to sell them off again. -Luke What - so it's morally wrong for someone to sell a...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Drumming

Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 7:47 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,568


I used to have about 40 minutes of marimba music prepared. Now I'm lucky if I can get through four fairly short pieces. Currently, the music I have under my hands includes a Bach two-part invention (a-minor), Musser Etude in C Major (Op. 6 No. 10), Marie (a short ragtime piece) by Geary Larrick, and...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: need to know which therapies are actually effective for AS

Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 3:52 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,613


It's interesting you would mention improv training. I think a number of people on the spectrum have found their way into theatre (I certainly did, in high school, college & the Army) - Temple Grandin mentions in her memoir, Thinking in Pictures, about the benefits she received from working in th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: need to know which therapies are actually effective for AS

Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 3:35 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,613


Most "therapies" are going to be aimed at children - but I've heard that Cognative Behavior Therapy (CBT) can be useful for adults. Basically, it's aimed at learning to change your responses to various situations. As adults, I think we really need to learn to help ourselves. Change what we can, but ...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Drumming

Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 3:19 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,568


I have a Pearl Export kit & a very nice Pearl jazz kit (with maple shells) - but haven't played either since I moved into my apartment in 1992. Before that, I absolutely used my drumming as an outlet for built-up stress. Yes. Have an ngoma for hand drumming, and play marimba when I need to work ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble Making Myself Go To Bed

Posted: 17 Feb 2010, 5:20 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 4,944


I get this exactly! It is most definitely not insomnia, since I fall asleep within a few minutes of my head hitting the pillow & sleep until the alarm goes off in the morning. For me, it is an issue with starting the subroutine that will cause me to get up from my chair, go into the bathroom, br...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What books for partner of Aspergers person?

Posted: 15 Feb 2010, 3:34 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,787


I really enjoyed Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships, by Ashley Stanford - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3649 ... ationships - I think it's full of good ideas for coping.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How Did Your Diagnosis Process Go?

Posted: 15 Feb 2010, 11:30 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,458


-Did you go to a mental health pro/ doctor asking them to evaluate you for Asperger's OR did the doctor identify you had it before you knew/suspected it? I self-diagnosed, then at my next annual physical, asked my GP about being evaluated for AS. She determined that, since it is a developmental dis...
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