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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Making friends as adult

 Post subject: Re: Making friends as adult
Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 4:10 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 661


If I still had a full-time job-away-from-home, and if wanted to make friends with a longtime colleague, I certainly wouldn't invite them to visit me at home right away. I'd invite them to have dinner with me at a nearby restaurant right after work. And I'd probably invite a few longtime co-workers, ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How to apologize

 Post subject: Re: How to apologize
Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 1:44 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 192


Summer_Twilight wrote:
I would have to take it to PM

Feel free to PM me if you feel comfortable doing so.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: They keep going back to a bad friend

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 1:40 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 247


I found out the other day, my friend, who this person accused of being a stalker is on "Good terms" with this person again. What precisely do your friends mean by "good terms"? Do they merely mean smoothing over hostilities and keeping lines of communication open? Or do they mea...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Do I even WANT to have "close" friends anymore?

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 11:22 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 476


Answering your questions in order: I became sober in 2015 (as did my husband). My husband and I were both binge drinkers, using alcohol as a coping mechanism as we are both pretty terrible with socializing. We are both neurodiverse. We do not attend AA (we are not religious and most groups have a v...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How to apologize

 Post subject: Re: How to apologize
Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 4:33 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 192


Do you feel comfortable telling us the general nature of what you did, and what kind of impact it had on the other people? That would help us in brainstorming an apology for it.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Do I even WANT to have "close" friends anymore?

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 4:31 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 476


Flown wrote:
It seems no one want to touch this topic :lol:

More likely, I think it has just been a slow day here on WP.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Do I even WANT to have "close" friends anymore?

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 4:30 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 476


Not only do I have a difficult time making friends, but I have an even harder time keeping them. Abusive and unstable people seem to be attracted to my quiet and empathetic nature, and I have no idea how to avoid that pattern. I've reached a point in my life where I'm wondering if I even want to at...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: NT-like acquaintances a must!

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 2:51 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 376


ADDENDUM: 'NT-Like' can mean High Functioning Autism (HFA); that is HFAs who have pretty-much acclimated to an NT-world, and have had (and may retain) some experiences, limitations common with HFA. What exactly do you mean by "pretty-much acclimated to an NT-world"? I have never felt that...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: NT-like acquaintances a must!

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 2:34 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 376


NT-like acquaintances a must in going beyond small-talk, and hence most favorable towards developing friendships! Hmm, I don't agree with this. There are, for example, plenty of autistic people who have difficulty with small talk itself (beyond basic greeting rituals) but who have far less difficul...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic Peer Leadership Group

Posted: 31 Aug 2021, 10:08 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,058


The seventh meeting of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group (ApLeg) will be on Thursday, September 2, at 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (6:00 PM Central, 4:00 PM Pacific). The meeting will be held via text-based chat. If interested, please join the Autistic in NYC: Queens groups Meetup.com grou...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic teen arrested for "hate crime" for asking a trans..

Posted: 31 Aug 2021, 8:15 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 547


Looking at the photo, I immediately thought, it's a guy. No way would I know he is trans just by looking at him. That being the case, my question is, were the kid's remarks even about the cop at all, in the first place, or about someone else entirely? Is it possible that the cop may have wrongly as...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Taken for a Ride: The assault on public transport in the U.S

Posted: 18 Aug 2021, 6:15 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 975


It is fair to point out that while public transportation may be the better option insofar as the environment is concerned, using public transportation between my home and my office takes about 2-1/2 hours. The same trip takes only 37 minutes by private car. If your city had more and better public t...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: How to attract women despite you have Aspergers

Posted: 18 Aug 2021, 12:27 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 2,235


My advice: Don't be annoying, keep (physically) clean, get education/experience in something you're passionate about, and put yourself in places frequented by other oddballs and nonconformists. Just my perspective, but I'm much happier this way. I totally agree. Ever since my teens, it has always b...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Bug in "Similar Topics"

 Post subject: Bug in "Similar Topics"
Posted: 18 Aug 2021, 12:17 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 942


At the bottom of this thread , under "Similar Topics," I now see a link to this thread , which, when clicked on, says "The requested topic does not exist." Moreover, on the thread containing the link, the nonexistent thread is identified as having a post by "Guest" with...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Hobbies/Special Interests...

Posted: 18 Aug 2021, 12:05 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 171


Special interests = trains. Hobbies = trains. If this includes the history of train/railroad-related technology, you could probably post about this in the Computers, Math, Science, and Technology section. On the other hand, I would guess that stuff about train schedules and scenic train routes woul...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tony Attwood is a moron!

Posted: 17 Aug 2021, 6:15 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 2,159


But he is failing to notice one simple fact: it is only male aspies who rarely succeed at attracting romantic partners, while female aspies typically don't have that particular problem. It is a simple fact that in our society women do not face the same social expectations of being the pursuers and ...
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