Welcome to Aspies Central, a friendly forum to discuss Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, High Functioning Autism and related conditions.Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
- Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
- Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
- Private Member only forums for more serious discussions that you may wish to not have guests or search engines access to.
- Your very own blog. Write about anything you like on your own individual blog.
We hope to see you as a part of our community soon! Please also check us out @ https://www.twitter.com/aspiescentral
Asperger's & Autism Forum
ok, so with everything thats happened, my bf has now said the 'relationship' is not working for him any more, but wants us to stay as close friends...
i know he's struggled with my family's acceptance and his own rigidity... but i honestly believeve he's throwing away a relationship that could be really great... because hes stressed (due to his sis inlaw at his house)... hes tired because she wants to talk and discuss her split with his brother..... and his brother (now single) takes up a lot of his spare time..... his work is now exploding (super busy)
can you guys please help me make any kind of sense of this....??
I would really appreciate some guidance....
I dont know if it is true, but i just read a fact that said men cry on average 6 times a year, and the number for women was like 30 i think. It got me trying to remember the last time i cried. When was the last time you cried? Do you remember what caused it.
I can honestly say, I rarely can emote tears if something devastating happens (its not that im not in tremendous pain) it like some kind of somatic or sympathetic nervous system disconnect, or maybe im just too stoic.
Random things though can turn on the water works, like a song or a commercial can make me weep for almost no reason (once in a while). It feels cathartic to cry, if i could make myself cry i think i would do it all the time, but i dont know how.
Im sure this post will be a downer, but thats ok sometimes.
I hope it does not sound sexist to say that men and women think differently. Men tend to be more logical, black and white thinkers. I.e..the facts are all that matter, there is no grey area.Women on the other hand tend to think more wholistically and emotionally. You can call it right brain left brain if you want. I think its a good thing to have one balance the other.
My question is, as someone on the spectrum, i find myself being a "hyper-logical" thinker. More so than any NT man i know. I was wondering if women on the spectrum feel they are more black and white thinkers relative to an NT woman.
Just come from a pointless meeting at the local Social services about the possibility of joining an "Employment course", yet according to the Manager of the woman who would've referred me to the course, Asperger's is NOT classed as a learning disability! Eh?
For legal reasons I can't name where I've been or who I've seen.
Point is though, is this Manager correct?
So... I've been living with my SO for about 10 years now. We are in a bit of a difficult situation and have quite some stories to tell. But my main issue now is this: he tries hard to teach me about people and social skills, which I have very few, and he sees no change in me. He says I am intelligent but at the same time retarded and people take advantage over me. Other than that, he says I can't survive on my own. He also states I can't be or rather I'm not happy with him because he is always pointing out my flaws which makes me distressed and anxious, but he is honest about that because he sees no other way to teach me. When we start a conversation it's like he has a red pencil ready to correct what I say and how I think. This makes me sad. Sometimes he takes me to the mirror to see my face and point out how miserable I look. I don't know how to deal with this. Could use some advice.
Thank you for taking the time to read this...
What vacation are you looking forward to for 2017?
Myself is going camping at the end of Victoria Day weekend. A few reasons choosing this period:
This is when most campgrounds open for this year.
Going camping on Victoria Day means most people are leaving the campground to return to work on Tuesday. As some of you know, I'm not a people person and enjoy camping the most when their the least amount of people. I would be going camping for 4 to 5 days.
Many things I'm looking forward doing for this trip:
Trying out my new tent instant cabin. It is 10 ft by 14 ft with a 6.5 ft ceiling. Lots of room to fit this tall penguin.
Using my new BBQ. I got myself a two burner BBQ that haves a built-in foldout table and wheels.
Using various new camera equipment I have purchased.
Exploring new trails.
While writing this, I decided this trip will be 5 days. Two months from today this trip will begin. I'm aiming to do about 3 camping trips this year. The other two periods might be...
Page 1 of 53