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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What work do you do?

 Post subject: Re: What work do you do?
Posted: 20 Mar 2022, 9:20 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 3,375


That's one of the hardest parts, I think. I never had any interest in a career or profession. I have no issue with being responsible for myself, I just don't think the way NTs do. I totally get that. Out of high school, I had no desire to go to college, and no career ambitions. I'm fascinated by pe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you find getting up early extremely difficult?

Posted: 19 Mar 2022, 5:41 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,821


Yes getting up early (before 9am) is usually miserable. I am a night owl, tend to do better with evening shifts rather than morning or typical day ones. Hoping my next job can be an evening shift job. Early mornings are like torment, and I feel messed up the whole rest of the day.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Found out Dad had autism symptoms as a kid

Posted: 13 Mar 2022, 9:20 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 690


Yeah my dad has managed to make a successful life for himself (good job, had kids).

auntblabby, sounds like it is very possible for your dad. Substance use is a way to try to cope.


AardvarkGoodSwimmer
Yes school is not the greatest with autism, work can be tough too depending on the job.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Having "ambition" in life

Posted: 13 Mar 2022, 10:29 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,578


^^^so did you succeed at all that? For me? I'm working at it still. Living situation is better than it was (not so much random fireworks going off here, much better for me mentally!). Still working on the job situation, hope to improve that, that is a hard one. Still learning to handle life stuff m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Found out Dad had autism symptoms as a kid

Posted: 13 Mar 2022, 10:12 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 690


My (ASD) mom "suppressed" her sensitivities - it then showed up as medical incidents or physical or emotional withdrawal. I do think many sensitivities mellow with age. It's possible if they were minor they could "go away". More likely it has to do with stress. My mom claims she...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Found out Dad had autism symptoms as a kid

Posted: 11 Mar 2022, 11:26 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 690


I found this out when I figured out I might have autism and husband talked to him (Dad) about it then I finally talked to him about it. Husband initially mediated a phone call because he can explain and talk about things better and also might be taken more seriously for him to talk about it rather t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Having "ambition" in life

Posted: 11 Mar 2022, 11:17 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,578


Yeah I guess maybe I do have ambition in some sense, like many of you do to just live ok and live peaceful and more simple. I too do not desire the typical ambitions that most have (climbing the corporate ladder, huge house, things like that). I just want to have some good people around me and not b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Curious about the average age of our members

Posted: 07 Mar 2022, 8:53 pm 

Replies: 94
Views: 3,427


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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Curious about the average age of our members

Posted: 07 Mar 2022, 8:46 pm 

Replies: 94
Views: 3,427


Prego! Lol!

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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Having "ambition" in life

 Post subject: Having "ambition" in life
Posted: 07 Mar 2022, 8:43 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,578


It seems plenty of people have main ambitions or goals in life that they are after. Whether it be a career path or they want to have a house with a family with 2 kids by the time they are a certain age. I admit never relating to having any ambitions in life. I know that makes me sound lazy, but I'm ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Curious about the average age of our members

Posted: 07 Mar 2022, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 94
Views: 3,427


I think i just searched for autism forum, and found all you lovely people here. I like forum formats, i guess being a bit older it's more what I'm used to. I don't really get into all the twitter and such. Lol auntblabby, i saw "prego" and my brain immediately was like "pregnant? No t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling deep shame about embarrassing things I’ve done.

Posted: 06 Mar 2022, 10:19 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,581


I understand. Sometimes I feel positively ridiculous because I know I struggle with things that others my age (and much younger) do not to the point of embarrassment. Heck last time I tried to order drive through at McDonalds I messed it up and ended up actually crying in frustrated upset because I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How well do you deal with changes to your routine?

Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 11:35 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 18,508


It was a friend of my husband's, so he was mainly there to see him, but i still have trouble with unannounced visits. Also we didnt know about my autism at the time, since then its not really happened again so far.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How well do you deal with changes to your routine?

Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 10:19 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 18,508


Lol I asked my husband this question regarding myself, he said that "I'm like the hamsters when their cage is cleaned and they get angry and upset and reshuffle things" (hamsters like consistent environment and not have things changed around). Yeah I can be pretty bad with changes. Bigger ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: who here battles low self-esteem?

Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 10:12 am 

Replies: 107
Views: 4,691


I've had major struggles with this throughout my life, probably because most of my life I didn't know about autism but knew I had problems and issues (social, sensory, not fitting in, much more sensitive in general than others, etc.) that I didn't see others dealing with and could not figure it out....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Eccentric drinking

 Post subject: Re: Eccentric drinking
Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 10:04 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,860


Is Xanax a benzo? I can see why you'd want to take 50-75% reduced amount, I took a dose for a medical thing I was super anxious about and it about knocked me out cold. I can see smaller amounts helping a lot in social situations making it not so stressful.
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