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DreamingElsewhere
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14 Nov 2009, 8:33 am

Hi everybody. I've been reading this forum for a few months now and decided to join. I'm not diagnosed, and my therapist says "you don't need another label because you're high functioning."

Even so, the stories on these forums seem pretty familiar and have helped me understand a lot about myself and other people.

So thanks for being you.

Quick bio: I was married for a few years but have been single for a little over a year. I'm bisexual, leaning toward gay. I work full time and live with a roommate. Friends....eh...I have a few but I'm not really close with too many people.

So, hi! :D



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14 Nov 2009, 9:01 am

Hi! Welcome to Wrong Planet :)


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14 Nov 2009, 11:31 am

Welcome greetings to the WP, DreamingElsewhere.


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14 Nov 2009, 6:23 pm

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15 Nov 2009, 12:23 am

Welcome to WP!


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15 Nov 2009, 5:05 am

Welcome.

For my part, I'm a gay-aspie (gaspie!) diagnosed later in life. Although I'm "high-functioning" I have found the "label" to be valuable.

Hope that you find this place fulfilling!


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17 Nov 2009, 11:16 am

visagrunt wrote:
Welcome.

For my part, I'm a gay-aspie (gaspie!) diagnosed later in life. Although I'm "high-functioning" I have found the "label" to be valuable.

Hope that you find this place fulfilling!


Hi everyone! Thanks for being friendly. :D

Visagrunt, can you explain a little? How has the label helped you? (And always great to find other people under the queer umbrella, too!)



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17 Nov 2009, 12:09 pm

DreamingElsewhere wrote:
visagrunt wrote:
Although I'm "high-functioning" I have found the "label" to be valuable.
Visagrunt, can you explain a little? How has the label helped you?
Hi DreamingElsewhere, welcome to WrongPlanet! :)
I agree with visagrunt that the label can be valuable. I think it can sometimes help explaining "weird" things about yourself to others, provided these others will understand about ASD.


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17 Nov 2009, 12:33 pm

Yeah, that's often difficult! It's OK for anybody else to offer any 'explanation' for their actions/ problems but for us to say, 'it's because of AS', then AS has to be explained! Nobody has to explain themselves to me! Hypocrisy rules. (Rant, rave, gibber!) :?


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17 Nov 2009, 1:35 pm

DreamingElsewhere wrote:
Hi everybody. I've been reading this forum for a few months now and decided to join. I'm not diagnosed, and my therapist says "you don't need another label because you're high functioning."

Even so, the stories on these forums seem pretty familiar and have helped me understand a lot about myself and other people.

So thanks for being you.

Quick bio: I was married for a few years but have been single for a little over a year. I'm bisexual, leaning toward gay. I work full time and live with a roommate. Friends....eh...I have a few but I'm not really close with too many people.

So, hi! :D

Welcome to WP! :mrgreen:

If you're really high-functioning, your therapist is probably right. A self-diagnosis is probably all you would need to help put everything in your life into perspective. When I first found out about AS, I was also interested in getting a diagnosis, but eventually have come to the conclusion that self-diagnosis was sufficient for what I needed in my life.

I'm also bisexual with a fairly heavy preference towards gay these days, but combined with AS... well we'll see how that goes, heh.

Nice camera!


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