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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...
Hello. I'm personally extremely into programming and spend much of my spare time doing it. I was wondering who else might be similarly interested. If you want to take a look at some of my work, you can see it here: MicroTransactionsMatterToo (Ennis Massey) · GitHub
My current project is reverse engineering a game called, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, which is proving to be a considerable challenge
I've gotten so much great feedback and insight on here about my relationship with my ASD boyfriend. I've also done a ton of reading. Both have helped me tremendously. I'm someone who can cope better if I understand something intellectually.
I'm curious to know people's experience from the other perspective. For those who are on the autistic spectrum, what difficulties do you find in romantic relationships? What are common challenges and have you been successful at overcoming or ameliorating them?
I'm interested to hear your comments and experiences.
So everytime I post I always feel I have to preface it by saying I don't have Aspergers but probably do have Nonverbal Learning Disability which most likely has some connection, as well as Anxiety and some mild depression.
Hopefully I'll stop feeling I have to remind everyone of this, as I'm not sure why I feel the need to haha.
Anyways, one thing that I seem to have in common with many Aspies is difficulty with a lot of change.
On the one hand, I really can't stand that so many of my days seem to be the same, and I desperately crave change, and yet, I feel somehow incapable of creating the change I need for myself in life.
I don't want to go off about all of the things I want to change, there's many and some are very personal, but they are very important things that will require real effort to achieve, and somehow I just don't feel I have the energy and/or determination and/or conscious knowledge of how to do them.
I go back and forth between theories as to exactly WHY I...
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