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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: A father with autism

 Post subject: Re: A father with autism
Posted: 29 Apr 2024, 11:17 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4,717

I'm sorry for your struggles. Children are as diffcult as they are wonderful. Once a teacher asked me if I loved my son. I said yes, of course. In her view, I did not appear to love my child in the way that she thought it should look. I devoted myself to raising my children and worked very hard to c...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Struggling to express deep feelings for a new partner !

Posted: 26 Apr 2024, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 3,388

What you describe OP sounds like a wonderful relationship. Finding someone who makes you feel comfortable and can relate to awkward moments is so special. Its ok that you feel all disoriented when something unexpected happens - you will definitely get a little better at that! Everything is awkward w...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I like isolating

 Post subject: Re: I like isolating
Posted: 26 Apr 2024, 10:51 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,501

I can understand your confusion as to why you are struggling to find friends. I know I'm strange or somehow distinctly different. I don't like most people - they are rarely kind to me. I've made great efforts to connect with some people that I do like. Unfortunately, it rarely works to form a lastin...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Pros and cons of "three dates"

Posted: 26 Feb 2024, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,333

When to have sex? 1. It's something you have thought about and want with this other person. 2. You feel comfortable enough to discuss your sexual preferences (depending on your previous experience or lack thereof). 3. You have made plans and are prepared with your birth control of choice. 4. You hav...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My autistic daughter can’t stay still ...

Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 8:56 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 5,375

Is she undiagnosed hyperactive?
Is she unable to stop moving at home as well?
Some people have repetitive motions for various reasons. I think for some its soothing.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Handbook for autistic-autistic social interactions

Posted: 05 Feb 2024, 10:16 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 6,214

I 'm happy to see more ND people are out and about doing what they need or want. It wasn't as common when I was growing up. I recently saw someone who seemed to me to be on the spectrum and was having some communicatoin/miscommunication issues in a fast food restaurant. I was next in line and he had...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Green Beans

 Post subject: Re: Green Beans
Posted: 25 Jan 2024, 11:21 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 9,084

American vegetables intrigue me. I want to try squash and collar greens one day. I also want to eat authentic pumpkin pie. There are a lot of different types of squash - you never tried any? Collard greens are similar to cooked spinach. I love pumpkin pie but it does vary a lot - so don't give up t...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Neighbors dogs

 Post subject: Re: Neighbors dogs
Posted: 25 Jan 2024, 10:22 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,580

Just to recap: He cannot talk to his sister the landlord or she will throw him out of her house. Fences are tricky things so I would avoid touching it completely until your sister is motivated by other reasons to do something about it. Are you in a position to spend a substantial amount of money? If...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: How do you relate to other women if you are able?

Posted: 20 Jan 2024, 7:09 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 13,352

I have never figured out how to relate to people outside my immediate family.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: What am I doing "wrong" to explain why I'm single?

Posted: 03 Jan 2024, 6:56 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 18,777

[/quote] Just in general, though, it seems odd you'd need to explain to anyone why you're single. It also seems obvious that the number one reason is that you're autistic and thus don't intuitively socially gel with others and in turn have not met a partner because of it. Mystery solved.[/quote] Ya....

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: I need advice

 Post subject: Re: I need advice
Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 10:40 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,019

I had to post a link to this book. Its about a cat who has multiple families. My expartner picks up many second hand books for our grandbaby and this was one she asked me to read to her repeatedly on our last visit. She adores anything kitty related.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Won't go to far away places even though I drive

Posted: 16 Jun 2023, 9:06 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 288

How about printing out a mapquest set of directions or go totally old school and buy a map? Can you believe that was all we had for most of my life?!?!? Embrace google maps, or wayz, or any random gps - It's life changing! I love to drive and have gone thousands and thousands of miles from home. If ...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: What movies have you seen recently?

Posted: 16 Jun 2023, 8:59 pm 

Replies: 20,429
Views: 1,246,669

Young Victoria. On Netflix.

Historical nonfiction but certainly not a documentary. What do you even call that?
One of those real life love stories you wish everyone had :heart:

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: I need advice

 Post subject: Re: I need advice
Posted: 06 Jun 2023, 10:29 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,019

Awwww ! ! That's great news ! ! Sorry I didn't see your other posts from last night, but I'm really glad you took him for a chip scan. It's good to know that the chips work because I've always put them on my pets, but I'm never confident that enough people know about them to bother checking any fou...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: What Song Or Artist Have You Been Listening To On Repeat ?

Posted: 31 May 2023, 3:18 am 

Replies: 110
Views: 9,974

Beauvois - Jupiter ... 9pcyBzb25n

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: I need advice

 Post subject: Re: I need advice
Posted: 31 May 2023, 3:08 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,019

We have coyotes in our streets too and yet people still let their cats out, even at night. And plenty of huge hawks as well. I have seen one caught myself. I don’t understand why they wonder when they go missing. Perhaps you can set up some outdoor refuge and if the cat is there all night then maybe...
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