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Hello, this is my first post here. Nice to meet you all here!
So, I dated this guy for 2 years. At the beginning, I felt something was a little different about him, but I didn't care, because he was so hot, smart and charming. In fact, he is totally a genius type. Long story short, he turned out to be a super independent man and almost workaholic. He was always too busy to see me and we saw each other only once a month and had to skip all the fun events, etc, too, but insisted that he misses me very much. Yes he IS a busy man, but it got to the point where I started doubting his reasoning.
I am not going to list everything that made me think he might be on the spectrum, but I did so much searches, even talked with a professional in the field, and I am pretty sure he is. He had signs of both Aspergers and ADHD. He didn't seem to know, or maybe he did know because once he told me he feels he was different from others, but never told me he was on the spectrum. He actually took the...
And how did you feel about it? My daughter is 8 and we have not told her yet. She also has ADHD and OCD, we have told her about those, but we don't know what to say about Asperger's. We are not sure we can explain it to her yet.
I hope you are not offended by the way I wrote the title of this forum thread. I am not trying to be close-minded, but...Is there people with Asperger's Syndrome that believes in God, Angels, Fairies, Magick (as in the Wicca belief system)? I mean, when one thinks of Asperger's Syndrome, one almost always imagines a brainiac that is passionated by things like maths and sciences and has a very litteral and logical mind. Therefore, it seems pointless to him to believe in ''non-sense'' such as God and spiritual creatures.
But, I was wondering, is there anyone here who actually believes in fairies, Wicca, God, angels and the like, like me? Or am I alone?
For the past year there has been no sex life as such and for 8 months there was nothing at all.
My aspie partner admitted to suffering with erection issues which he'd been trying to fix himself in all the wrong ways (although they did lead in the end to his diagnosis due to his behavior).
We used to have a really active sex life and both want this back but not I feel a little like a sexual predator cos I do find him so attractive.
My question is did anyone else experience anything like this and did things get back to how they were?
As one of my most dreaded "holidays" approaches, my nerves are getting closer to their breaking point. I won't ever understand why Halloween is a holiday since it not celebrated in its original way, remembering the dead who we loved. It's become a day of evil. I have experienced plenty of horror to last an entire lifetime. I understand kids liking to dress up and play make belief and bopping for apples or whatever it is they're doing these days. I understand enjoying a little candy....don't we all? But I just don't understand why it has to be about haunted houses and scaring people. IMO, being scared is not fun! I don't like it and never will. And the trick or treating, nowadays, you better know who's door your knocking on.
What do you guys do on Halloween? I have a solid black cat who is NEVER allowed outside that day and I won't even go outside after 7pm!
I really don't like small talk. I find it hard to understand exactly what they want in an answer. Personally, I find that it seems that the response they want is an insincere one. It is kind of like asking someone if they like your cooking and they say, "yes" but really they can't stand it. Maybe there is a reason for this. Maybe it helps to say something less truthful so the other person doesn't feel damaged by the whole truth. The question is how do strike a balance? I really don't like being fake because for of my life, I have lived a lie. I am like a chameleon. I really don't like standing out but it seems no matter what I will, so I must embrace it. How do you give a little during small talk, without losing your identity in the process?
Big BIG difference in what these two terms connotate. I wish saying that someone "has Autism" would disappear off the English Language, and any other language in existance today, and here is why:
Making a statement that "I am Autistic", or So and So "is Autistic" is a declaration of being. An identification with certain inate traits and characteristics. An explanation of how a person feels, thinks, relates to the world.
Saying that "Someone has Autism" implies that this person is not well. That they have an illness that needs to be cured/fixed. It implies a judgement by the NT world about what being normal is, and how someonw that has Autism falls short of that norm, because of the Autism.
Talking about Autism in general, as in the title of this Forum (General Autism Discussion), is fine, in my opinion, but not when talking about individuals.
I feel this is a very strong distinction between the two terms, and language shapes our thinking and implied beliefs. I know not...
Austin Levingston's post on Michael Phelps' Facebook page has stirred significant attention from onlookers motivated by his message.
As Levingston, who has autism, wrote in the message, he is a college student and swimmer who bears a striking resemblance to the storied Olympian. Here's an excerpt from his post:
I know you may not care to read this but you are one of my biggest idols and I've been following you for a very long time. Right now, I am currently going to college and hoping to...
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