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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is any of you a content creator?

Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 12:03 pm 

Replies: 52
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I wrote a book and I am also a content creator Wrote a book? Wow! Was it published? I haven't published it. I wanted to. I even had Dr. Tony Attwood review the manuscript for me. He and I are friends. He loved it and told me to use his words as a review and he sent me the information to his publish...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I can't connect with people

Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 11:47 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,705


Oh my goodness, what an experience. Your first therapist was amazing. What a shame that he couldn't live forever. The other one sounds like complete nightmare. Even if she had some good ideas that might have been somewhat helpful, the incompetence is unimaginable. I am so sorry you had to go through...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I thought at 63 I finally masked well: why am I so upset?

Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 11:33 am 

Replies: 14
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And the happiest of holidays to you too Ulf. :heart:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I thought at 63 I finally masked well: why am I so upset?

Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 11:31 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 618


If it is very rare that someone sees beyond your mask, and it took someone "who is trained in working with families and parenting" (who likely has some training regarding Autism), then your mask is doing awfully good. Be proud of that. You want to be very careful of having too good of a m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I thought at 63 I finally masked well: why am I so upset?

Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 11:25 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 618


Thanks Skibum, Really appreciated your post thank you.I guess it made me feel uncovered, and yes, it’s clear she knew the kind of signals from her professional expertise. I think to answer your last question, there’s still that little boy’s voice inside me somewhere which can’t understand why he’s ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Better word than "Alien"

Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 11:09 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 2,032


alex wrote:
I dont think alien is negative. That’s her putting a stigma onto the word. I would fire a therapist if they said something like that to me.
I agree

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I can't connect with people

Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 11:05 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,705


I think it's extremely common in Autism that in many ways, we are younger than our chronological ages. I wish that nts would understand and respect that about us. I am the same way and I tend to do better with preteens than with adults. So it makes it very difficult to be able to enjoy interests wi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I can't connect with people

Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 10:49 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,705


It's me in some ways but not others. Autism / ADHD / alexithymia / Sensory Processing Disorder etc. adds many more layers. I don't have a "split personality" but I'm deeply affected by everything and I don't recover. That's where I saw a similarity. CPTSD is only one piece of a huge puzzl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I can't connect with people

Posted: 18 Dec 2022, 1:45 am 

Replies: 51
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Thank you for explaining your condition, skibum. That was very clear and insightful. I need a while to process it before I can reply, which will likely be on PM. As you know I experience something very similar. I've been in crisis recently (actually, always --- just like you.) I'm not BPD but my br...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Looking for advice on how to recover from burnout.

Posted: 17 Dec 2022, 11:35 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 476


It definitely takes a lot longer than you think it does to recover. There is also a possibility that you might not recover fully. If the burnout is severe, there could be permanent damage. You also have to be careful because with every severe burnout that you have, you are more susceptible to havin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I thought at 63 I finally masked well: why am I so upset?

Posted: 17 Dec 2022, 11:28 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 618


In a one on one business conversation last week, after about an hour the other party, who is trained in working with families and parenting made a kind and non-aggressive comment making it clear that she recognised that I had ASD. Now I am fairly high functioning, but had a very difficult childhood...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I can't connect with people

Posted: 17 Dec 2022, 11:18 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,705


winterfresh wrote:
Honestly, I have a hard time connecting with people especially irl. I'm working on trying to meet new people and stuff.
:heart:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I can't connect with people

Posted: 17 Dec 2022, 9:45 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,705


skibum perhaps I hear you, I am not sure yet. Are you saying that others reject you? I think I can imagine a situation where you can accept and understand everyone, but where this ability of yours is impossible for others to accept and understand. That is messed up, as they say :( I've noticed myse...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I can't connect with people

Posted: 17 Dec 2022, 8:12 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,705


Caz72 wrote:
i cant connect with people
im my own best friend
I can totally relate to that. :heart:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I can't connect with people

Posted: 17 Dec 2022, 8:12 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,705


I've connected with a number of people online, but irl it's near impossible. I've tried group things but it's never really gone well. usually people that share my interests are a lot younger than me, and that makes connection a lot less likely to happen. I think it's extremely common in Autism that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I can't connect with people

Posted: 17 Dec 2022, 8:08 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,705


I myself had accepted the fact that people cannot connect with me. Not my parents, not my sister, not my friends. No amount of affection and love can substitute their lack of understanding and comprehension of my own experience and existence as a person. And partially that's because mostly because ...
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