Have you had a successful relationship?

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Have you had a successful relationship?
Yes 30%  30%  [ 19 ]
No 62%  62%  [ 39 ]
Other 8%  8%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 63

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10 May 2007, 3:58 pm

I really know how you feel soph. I think I may have just screwed up whatever chance I had with this guy because of my absent mindedness, thanks to good ol' AS. Though I do prefer texting or IM to talking on the phone, it's hard becuase I take everything so damn literal. so. now he probably thinks I'm some wierdo. :oops: These odds are pretty depressing. 57%, really?



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10 May 2007, 4:12 pm

57%
It'll probably get worse... lol



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10 May 2007, 4:13 pm

no it'll get better
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10 May 2007, 6:57 pm

Na…I’’ve been too autistic (there’s the excuse again); most people want you to talk to them constantly, rather than just being happy in their presence [like me]. It’s most likely better for the majority of people who’ve liked me though…I rarely care about the trappings of modern society.

It’d just cause me pain ‘cause I’d force myself to be what I’m not to satisfy them…I guess that is lying to myself...I respect my integrity too much to want to do that to them and myself. I’ll probably do it eventually though…isn’t that what we do?

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11 May 2007, 10:44 pm

Yes.



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11 May 2007, 10:44 pm

Yes.



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11 May 2007, 10:50 pm

Define "successful".


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11 May 2007, 11:18 pm

It depends...what would you consider a "successful" relationship?



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12 May 2007, 12:35 am

I've had several meaningful relationships, so I suppose I've been lucky. But I've also run into a lot of situations where girls who are interested just can't handle how different life is with me once things actually get going. Gets frustrating.



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12 May 2007, 1:08 am

Cyanide wrote:
It depends...what would you consider a "successful" relationship?


Yeah. This is what I'm wondering. I had a marriage which
was very happy for most of 12 years, but it ended, so
I'd term it unsuccessful. Non-permanence kind of blows
anything away, for me - so I'd imagine that almost any
human-human (being mortal) relationship is doomed to
this tag.



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12 May 2007, 4:21 am

calandale wrote:
I had a marriage which
was very happy for most of 12 years


Think about that for a minute. How many people are happy for "most of 12 years"?

I'd define that as successful under virtually any definition of the word.


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12 May 2007, 4:48 am

madscientist wrote:
calandale wrote:
I had a marriage which
was very happy for most of 12 years


Think about that for a minute. How many people are happy for "most of 12 years"?

I'd define that as successful under virtually any definition of the word.


Yeah. But now I have to live knowing that it's
unlikely to reach that kind of happiness again.

Still, it was worth it. Just wish MY life had ended
along with the relationship.



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12 May 2007, 6:23 am

Xenon wrote:
Define "successful".

I have no idea. It's not a phrase I would usually use, but that's what I often hear from other people. I don't know what constitutes a successful relationship though, I guess it depends on how you interpret it. If you believe it was successful or not.



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12 May 2007, 10:24 am

I was in successful (long-distance, with another Aspie) relationship between 2002-2006.

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12 May 2007, 4:43 pm

Sopho and all:
First, let us define our idea of successful.
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