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 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Learning how to swim.

Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 8:15 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 3,209

This doesn't address the OP's question, but I thought I'd throw my experience out there. I also have sensory issues with the water above my neck, and because of that (and the fact that I sink like a brick), I failed swimming lessons every year as a kid (probably 3-8 years old), and several times now...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: what are you reading?

Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 12:07 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,020

I just started The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel. It's a little outside my normal range of book choices, but I'll enjoy it immensely if it make it all the way through.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Friendship Board - Age 19 Onwards

Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 5:41 pm 

Replies: 1,163
Views: 609,709

Hi everyone. I'm a 25 year old woman currenlty in school (for my MLIS) but not opposed to becoming a full time housewife. I'm hoping to connect with a few aspie (or otherwise non-NT) women over e-mail (maybe eventually AIM) in order to make general online friends. PM me if this sounds like you and y...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: What age were you when chronic depression started?

Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 3:59 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 56,496

My depression started when I was 9 or 10. I don't see myself as having an "old" self, but I do sometimes wonder what I would be like without it. At better times, I feel like I've gotten glimpses of my "other" self (the person I'd be if I wasn't depressed), and sometimes I do want her to come out more.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Do you look like a teenager?

Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 3:53 pm 

Replies: 261
Views: 80,764

I'm 25, and I once got denied service trying to buy beer at a baseball game because the woman started yelling at me that my ID is obviously a fake and that she was going to call the cops if I didn't leave. My wife is 27, and she hasn't gotten carded more than occasionally since she was 22 or 23. I g...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello, (sort of) again

Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 3:20 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 613

Thanks everyone!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello, (sort of) again

 Post subject: Hello, (sort of) again
Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 10:26 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 613

Greetings all, I joined Wrong Planet a while ago when I was first learning about Asperger's and trying to figure out if that might be an explanation for some of my idiosyncrasies. I didn't post or interact much then, in part because I got the feeling that anything short of an official diagnosis is n...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Illogical Aspie?

Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 4:35 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 5,155

Practically all logic is based on underlying assumptions (even very broad ones, like, "the world is real"). I find that my underlying assumptions tend to be different than other peoples', which means that my logic seems illogical to them. That doesn't make me illogical, it just means that sometimes ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Should I force my 6 year old aspie to go out?

Posted: 03 Dec 2011, 4:02 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,833

It's a balancing act. As an adult, I still rely on the people who love me to forcefully remove me from the apartment every once in a while (I can come up with any excuse not to leave). At the same time, you have to be extra aware of his need for alone/processing time (and any specific sensory issues...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New symbol for autism from autistic perspective

Posted: 03 Dec 2011, 4:00 pm 

Replies: 76
Views: 15,357

I'm not sure whether I see the need for a symbol either, but because every "cause" has a ribbon, I do really like MagicMeerkat's ribbon. I once stumbled on a children's book called "All Cats Have Asperger's" (or something like that) that made laugh. It made way too much sense.

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Favourite LGBT films?

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 12:34 pm 

Replies: 237
Views: 81,274

Most of my favorites have been mentioned already so I won't rehash what's been said, but my all time favorite movie (gay or not) ever hasn't come up yet: Saving Face (2004). Perhaps it's just because I identify with the main character (in that I am shy/awkward and have a thing for dancers), but I fi...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Bipolar aspie new to this whole dealio

Posted: 01 Nov 2011, 11:28 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 824

I don't announce it to everyone, but if the topic comes up in conversation, i will talk about either AS or bipolar. If you feel there is a stigma about bipolar disorder, then you should talk about it. I agree. I don't go out of my way to bring up any of my issues (particularly bipolar), but if it's...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Dropping a class because teacher is a jerk

Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 12:44 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 5,881

I've done this twice. Once was when the professor told me (about three minutes after having met me, and knowing nothing about my background and education) that he thought I should have an easier goal because I would never get into the program I was aiming for. The other time when when I had a profes...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Do you make eye contact?

Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 6:18 pm 

Replies: 81
Views: 18,773

I make really really brief eye contact, almost as if to say, "HA! I did it and now I can feel okay about myself." Never for more than a split second (often not enough for them to really even make eye contact back), and almost never more than once in one interaction. Like people have said, I think it...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Lose your temper when people change plans?

Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 12:40 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 14,689

Julia_the_Great wrote:
I freak out sometimes even if people change plans that I made in my head but I didn't discuss with them. It's an Aspie trait, the whole routine thing.

Oh man, I do this too. I'm sure it's obnoxious to others, but I can't help but freak out anyway.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: "Social" touching

Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 12:34 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 12,206

I find touch from anyone other than my spouse incredibly invasive. What I struggle with in social situaitons is my verbal response. When someone touches me unexpectedly, I almost always say "ouch." It ins't a response to pain, exaclty, but it's uncomfortable and I say it before I've had time to proc...
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