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 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Dont know where I stand

 Post subject: Re: Dont know where I stand
Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 99


You sound like you're having an experience similar to mine. When I was growing up in the 1970s, they put me in a "special ed" class for part of a day, decided I was doing too well there to need it, and put me back into regular classes from then on, where I'd always struggled before. My per...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: does anyone else with a.s. feel that life has been a waste?

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 9:41 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 7,276


I have a relationship and friends, and I've still many times felt my life was a waste - that people like me shouldn't live. But feeling like this is common, I think, for folks like us. My therapist said she agreed with me when I told her I think most of us on the spectrum reach adulthood with PTSD, ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Social communication challenges of aging autistics

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 8:16 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,102


I'm 51. I now realize my sharp decline in ability to make phone calls may be related to how I'm aging as an Autistic. I also have been experiencing difficulty masking, although I've gotten quite far in my ability to socialize more naturally for real over the years. I have the great fortune of being ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Adult meltdown, breaking things

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 5:30 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,104


I'm 51 and have been with the same girlfriend for almost 19 years. She's great with me when she's home and things go wrong - really patient, stable, and calm. She helps me out if I tell her something is wrong. We've talked about what to do if she's not there, so I don't break stuff (not her stuff - ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Is Anyone Else Worried About Homelessness?

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 5:04 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,484


I'm terrified of both being homeless and being abused in whatever home I might have when I get older. I'm 51 as of this posting, and I have a history of having been abused by various people in my childhood and early adulthood. I'm also Trans, and I have fibromyalgia and PTSD. The more marginalized g...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Transgender Aspies

 Post subject: Re: Transgender Aspies
Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 9:04 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,139


Binary Trans guy here. I began my FtM transition almost 3 years ago, about a month before I turned 48. I knew I was a boy before I was even 5 years old, but nobody was going to believe me back in the 1970s. It's a long story, but I thought I couldn't go on anymore when I finally admitted the truth -...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: I am starting to question my gender...

Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 4:36 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 874


A reply well done, Edenthiel. Speaking for myself, I am 47 and have struggled over my gender identity because of my experiences with the attitudes of both straight and Gay people I've personally known, as well as society at large. And I can tell you that your gender is different from your values and...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Here to do something important

Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 3:50 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,880


We don't know what's beyond this life, although many people have faith of various sorts, which I respect. All we know for sure, though, is what we think is important here and now, and that's also another matter of faith, in a way. In other words, we're important to ourselves, to the extent that we b...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: When AS-friends suddenly don't respond

Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 3:04 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,003


I like the responses so far, but I also hope this additional bit will help: Much to my horror, a person I knew on a social network had been blocked by my account without my knowledge. System quirk, I guess. As a result I wasn't receiving any of her communications. I was unaware of this for an unknow...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone actually really give a s**t?

Posted: 24 Aug 2015, 3:40 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,299


Basso53 wrote:
I don't know anyone on the site personally. But, I do have a general concern for everyone's well-being, and try to help from the viewpoint of middle age, when I can. If that's what giving a s**t means, I guess I do. :D


This.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I f****d up so bad

 Post subject: Re: I f****d up so bad
Posted: 24 Aug 2015, 3:20 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,102


You're doing the right thing by focusing on your special interests right now. Being a teenager is hard, and waiting to grow up is hard. I'm glad not to be a kid anymore, and I can't understand people who think their adolescence was the best part of their lives. To me, that's just sad, because childh...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What are your thoughts on medical/legal marijuana

Posted: 24 Aug 2015, 2:36 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,433


Warning: This is long. I won't blame anyone who's overwhelmed for reading only part of this - or none of it. But I really needed to let all this out. I'm 47 years old. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 28 years ago, when they still called it "fibrositis" and almost nobody understood anythi...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: This or That

 Post subject: Re: This or That
Posted: 13 Jun 2015, 6:49 pm 

Replies: 28,637
Views: 523,882


Motorbike

Self-powered flight or flying broom?

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: This or That

 Post subject: Re: This or That
Posted: 21 May 2015, 4:36 pm 

Replies: 28,637
Views: 523,882


Usually pants, unless it's really hot and I'm at home.

Dress up or dress down?

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Keep a word, drop a word...

Posted: 21 May 2015, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 36,691
Views: 229,144


Loose Cannon

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not Restricted Enough

 Post subject: Re: Not Restricted Enough
Posted: 13 May 2015, 5:49 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 641


When I had my interview to determine if I had AS, I noticed that, of the pair of therapist and clinical supervisor who spoke with me, the supervisor in particular seemed critical from the outset of the idea that I might have AS or be on the spectrum. He asked me why I was seeking a diagnosis in a s...
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