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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Called arrogant for not talking much

Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 5:40 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 8,844

I ws called arrogant because I was very shy, its a common mistake
re conversation, talk about the weather, in these OC times no one can be offended

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Any 'Aspies' in the area of Marysville, California?

Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 5:38 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 600

am in melbourne australia and have a spergers, looking for a penpal, preferably by email, am aged 72, male and am interested in most things send me aprivate message with an email or perhaps we could correspond using private messages I only recently diagnosed myself as having it, also most of my fami...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Extreme reluctance to interact with people

Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 4:53 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 742

probably depression but try wearing sunglasses and sitting in a shopping mall and just watching peoples eyes and faces

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Intense fear of vomit and vomiting

Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 16,801

google emetophobia, theres lots about it on the net

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How to overcome social phobias?

Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 1:21 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,925

here in australia, a famous aspergers therapist suggests we watch TV drama serials and study how the actors talk and relate to eachother I have found eye contact very important when socialising, this can be frightening at first but can be practised at home by watching the TV newsreaders eyes and fac...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you highstrung, and fidget?

Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 11:27 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 593

I was always very tense, nervous and high strung until I taught myself to relax my usually tense muscles and to breathe deep and slow, this calmed and relaxed me a lot, I recommend it

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: aspie and living alone

Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 11:22 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 3,661

Ie lived on my own for many years and have become used to it, however no problems when I stay with family friends, I guess they are used to me I have the usual aspergers problems with making friends and forming social attachments, I live now in a house by myself, occasionally lonely but usually happ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Driving!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 11:14 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 973

Ive always found driving easy, it gave me much more confidence when I realised I could drive as well as everyone else. we have many roundabouts here and no problems with them

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: new from melbourne australia

Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 11:03 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 654

Hi, recently self diagnosed and now 72 years old, aspergers is in my family and can be traced abck thru several generations. my brother and sister have it, no one in my family ever knew what the problem was most of us have eye contact problems, concrete thinking and a mechanical walk. it seems we do...
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