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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Harming ones self

 Post subject: Re: Harming ones self
Posted: 16 Jun 2022, 8:16 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 455

Sorry for your pain (emotional and perhaps now physical). I am familiar with that form of relief from decades past. I discovered a book about EFT (tapping) and that got me through some rough times. Recently I'm doing EMDR to address big feelings and sensory regulation tools. A friend of mine will ho...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Weaknesses or strengths?

Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 4:47 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 424

jimmy m wrote:
...He said I am beginning a new type of class called intensive Russian. Anyone who signs up to this class, I will guarantee an automatic minimum of a B grade for participating.

My hand was raised so quickly in the air, it might have created a windstorm.

LOL. Did you get a B?

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Hot flashes

 Post subject: Re: Hot flashes
Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 4:44 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,004

Oh, how cute... and functional. :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Alcohol and Autism

 Post subject: Re: Alcohol and Autism
Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 10:34 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,592

I am very sensitive, and learned early that alcohol impacted me quickly and negatively (I don't generally like the loss of control and it upsets my stomach). I was a teetotaler until during a decade-long medical hardship, two doctors(!) told me to drink. I tried it out in moderation: I have one smal...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Weaknesses or strengths?

Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 10:26 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 424

I would say it's a difference. In some situations (quick) it's a difficulty and in other situations (quality) it's a strength. My therapist says I focus on parts (what studies currently call "weak central coherence theory") and then when I get to the whole ---which I do eventually---, I ca...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Processing Delay

 Post subject: Re: Processing Delay
Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 10:07 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 446

^^ NT responses like that are illogical to me. If you say you have a high IQ - good for you! I might feel sorry for myself relative to that area (which is my problem), but not offended. ---I have a friend who mentions her MBA at any chance. I see this as her wanting it to gain recognition and respec...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Hot flashes

 Post subject: Re: Hot flashes
Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 9:30 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,004

A "usb fan" --- I am imagining a little fan that plugs into the computer. Yes, no? Also could be used in the car or any power outlet with a usb adapter. Temperature regulation. I wonder that it degrades with age, much less with other conditions such as you mentioned. My 8yo must have very ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Hot flashes

 Post subject: Re: Hot flashes
Posted: 10 Jun 2022, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,004

So sorry for the discomfort, and lack of company for the misery. I read a book on menopause and it manifests differently in different cultures. Are the differences genetic and/or cultural? Some cultures don't even have a word for a hot flash. Menopause is in some cultures is associated instead with ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not being handled much as a child.

Posted: 09 Jun 2022, 8:30 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 647

Case study: (1) My AS mother also caressed and massaged me and told me she loved me. (2) My AS BFF's AS parents never touched her nor told her they loved her. I think it depends in part on upbringing, personality and self-awareness/improvement. I am an AS mother. My AS daughter avoids touch, but enj...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emotional Regulation

 Post subject: Re: Emotional Regulation
Posted: 06 Jun 2022, 6:17 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 600

I completely relate. I like what you did with the boxes. In lieu of apologizing, you could thank the person. "I know I reacted very strongly, thank you for...." My therapist advises I can also say "I'm working on it..." Therapy and tools have helped me. I am just now teaching my ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you come back from a "first impression deficit"?

Posted: 06 Jun 2022, 6:07 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 622

Except it's in the court of NT social norms, such as it is :roll: Exactly that. IMHO there typically isn't sufficient context. Stranger shuns me: is it because of my high energy, is it because I'm not wearing make up, is it because I talked for over 30 second or under 5 seconds, is it because I loo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you come back from a "first impression deficit"?

Posted: 05 Jun 2022, 2:23 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 622

The "getting to know me" is very important. If a person won't do that - it's game over for that relationship. I get friends and jobs and opportunities from people who I see repeatedly and get to know me. This is why classes, contracting and volunteering have led to my employment, b/c (NT) ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Makeup

 Post subject: Re: Makeup
Posted: 03 Jun 2022, 8:17 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 2,884

Not on a daily basis. If I want to make a better impression for NTs: concealer under my eyes. Next step is subtle lipstick. It's a big deal when I take out the eyeliner. I haven't worn mascara or blush in well over 5 years. When I was younger, I wore makeup more often. As a teenager I was into eye s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fear of f***ing things up- a question

Posted: 02 Jun 2022, 7:18 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 815

Well, I do have a tendency to do really well or do fantastically awful (and not much in between). So it's not such much a fear as fact for me. :twisted: The trick for me is to embrace the F up's.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Shaving legs

 Post subject: Re: Shaving legs
Posted: 01 Jun 2022, 11:55 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,246

I no longer shave my legs. I am in the US, mid life and blonde. I was teased when I was younger and more regularly shaved (or other hair removal). I have not had anyone pick on my recently although the standard in my region is for women to shave. Kids comment on my facial hair and a friend privately...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You may be ADHD if...

 Post subject: Re: You may be ADHD if...
Posted: 31 May 2022, 6:06 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 3,736

... today a co-worker asked you why some papers were left by the filing cabinet and you ask "are they W's?" with the small inkling that you walked away from an in-progress task and forgot to return, and the co-worker answers "yes".
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