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 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: The things you find out about your family ^_^

Posted: 02 Nov 2011, 10:12 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,877

I envy you! No one in my family is gay (or at least has come out) so I feel very alone in that aspect. It would be nice to discuss non-hetero topics with blood relatives. I read various news articles online but never feel comfortable bringing anything up in conversations with my family.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What were you doing on the elementary school playground?

Posted: 02 Nov 2011, 8:52 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 5,741

I only remember fragments of my early childhood. First and second grade I recall inviting several kids to a birthday party so I did have a nice amount of friends (I guess). Third grade I had moved to a new school so I had to start over. There was a group of 'popular' girls that I hovered around (ser...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: do you live with your parents?

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 2,670

No longer living with my mom but not independent yet. Been staying with an aunt since 19 and haven't made much headway.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you happy today.

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 9:15 pm 

Replies: 23,504
Views: 832,418

The thought of getting closer to independence.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post a random truth (about yourself)

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 9:13 pm 

Replies: 17,114
Views: 914,926

I love being an outsider...but I'm too self-conscious to embrace it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: solitude

Posted: 15 Aug 2011, 11:11 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 3,575

For me it’s less “I want to be alone” and more “I’m better off alone since I’m such a train wreck socially." Yeah, this is me....but from time to time I do want to be social --(being in a room of talking people while I mostly listen is my idea of socializing :? )--since loneliness catches up with m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you "feel loved"?

Posted: 15 Aug 2011, 10:51 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,601

When I was a kid, I suppose I felt loved by my mother. As I've gotten older, I've constantly redefined what love means so at this point in time, I can't say I "feel" loved, not even from family members. The word itself confuses me now; I hear it used so often and freely that it doesn't have much mea...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Reading comprehension

Posted: 15 Aug 2011, 10:42 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,769

I often find that I have to read sentences repeatedly for anything to sink in. I don't have this issue reading fiction, however, because I am able to visualize what I'm reading.

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: What are Your Phobias?

Posted: 14 Aug 2011, 12:12 am 

Replies: 275
Views: 44,943

I dislike toilets....they're so loud and I worry about them overflowing. I've had this fear since I was kid.

Bugs. Mainly the ones with too many legs.

Talking to strangers. Avoided at all costs.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: eye contact with certain people

Posted: 13 Aug 2011, 5:54 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 3,337

Yes, I do the same thing. I really didn't notice I did it until I became an adult so I've probably done it all my life. For me, it's a respect thing. When I lose respect for any particular person, I simply don't make eye contact at all. I already have a hard time looking people in the eye so not doi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My parents are kicking me out...

Posted: 13 Aug 2011, 2:10 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 6,353

To the OP: sorry that you're going through this. I was essentially kicked out of my mom's house since I didn't find a job fast enough (for her standards) so I've basically been in limbo for the past 3 years. Fortunately I have an aunt who's taken me in but I feel bad because I haven't accomplished a...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Swearing

Posted: 09 Aug 2011, 3:51 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 4,085

I have no issues with swearing in the privacy of my own room; outside of that, I don't do it. I guess, like someone else had mentioned, that it would sound too forced/unnatural so I avoid using them when talking to other people. Really I have anxiety about saying them around people like I still live...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How do you

Posted: 05 Aug 2011, 1:22 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,376

K-R-X wrote:
1) Back away. Slowly.

This usually works for me. I have a long-winded uncle who just doesn't know how to be forward and to the point.

K-R-X wrote:
4) Tell them they are boring and need to STFU.


 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: What is your most common social mistake?

Posted: 01 Aug 2011, 11:39 pm 

Replies: 89
Views: 11,960

I have difficulty maintaining small talk, as I often find it a waste of time. I really can't handle superficial fluff talk and it's just easier to stay silent. I also mistake people's "interest" in what I am saying and can go on and on and on....I have talking bursts where I can talk non stop for 5...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: problems w/ relating to people

Posted: 01 Aug 2011, 10:55 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,411

Im even uncomfortable around family and people I've known for years... I just don't relate to them. I use to think that if I spent enough time around the same person/people, I'd eventually warm up to them and feel less anxiety...but I don't. Being able to relate to people is a bigger issue than I r...
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