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If real men can't hit women, why women can hit men and get away with it?
Well, I have my own difficulties trying to relate to anyone, I know I "am meant" to treat women more delicately (not that anyone I meet at first needs any "delicate" treat from mine part, because... do anyone treat me goodly anyway?), but so far I haven't been able to properly do so no matter how much I try. This is why, so far, most if not all of my "friends" are all male. But even yet, I always try to give respect. Just like with anyone else out there, to myself I am not superior nor inferior to anybody, nor anyone else is superior nor inferior to my person. Equal respect.
If anyone on my same level tries to force me to do something "because I got to do it", I will reply back unless I am given a good enough reason for it. Yes, overall I am a pretty passive guy, however, if a woman hits me for not obeying what she says, don't expect I am going to just sit there and let it happen. Really, I already have my own...
Being in a relationship with this guy for 4 months now and I am certain I've never felt a stronger attraction/love. We met on the internet, I approached him because he was interesting. I never regretted it. We clicked like a clock. He has AS, but Im sure this is partially why I love him so much. He said he loved me too. Everytime we're together it feels like the peak of my life. I am 2 years older and I have more experience than him which seemed to bother him, but he broke through. We're both suicidal, I have an assortiment of mental disorders. In a way, we're alike. We used to say we're the same person. Not anymore.
Everything was great before he asked me about previous relationships. I told him everything, including that one night stand I once had out of curiosity (+all the details surrounding it, because he asked). It was a month before I tried killing myself and three months before I met him. He broke down and nothing is the same for him ever since. For him, if...
Hi all. Just wondering if any of you are tradies? If so, what trade? How do you find it?
I am doing an apprenticeship in heavy vehicle diesel; basically, a truck mechanic. I find I learn differently, much more academic. Once I know what I'm doing, I'm all over the job.
Nice to be here. Self diagnosed and in a few months, I'll be seeing someone for an official diagnosis.
This will be a pretty long post. I was looking up "aspergers and break ups" when I found this place. I figured this is as good as any.
So, basically, story goes like this. I've only ever had 2 real serious relationships. First girlfriend I ever had dumped me out of the blue after a year of dating, promises I was special, ect. Never saw it coming and I burned up over her for years. Eventually, the burn went out, but after that, I self sabatoged any potential partners. For years.
Then, 10 years later, I met Susan. She was younger, but I didn't mind. We met at school. Started chatting when placed in a group together and we just hit it off. She went after me pretty aggressively. No guessing game with her. She had her past too. As a result, red flags were everywhere, but I thought "let the past be the past"
We started dating and she told me she loved me the first day of our relationship, which kinda was odd to me. The relationship progressed however and we flourished as a couple....
Well I guess my persistence has finally paid off. I got hired as a File Clerk for a local law firm. I think it will be a good fit for me! I had been at AAA auto insurance and that crashed and burned because of the customer service part and the fastpace audiory element. I figured a file clerk would be much better pace for me. And lo and behold I got hired. So we'll see how it goes! I think it will be a lot more manageable for me. They don't know I have a disability (autism) yet, but I figure I can tell them on my start day as far as any accommodations I might need? (mainly this would be needing instructions and stuff written down so I can follow them better). I start Monday, wish me luck! I did filing work at my school as a part time job and loved putting things in order, I think this potentially will be a good fit for me! I'm also pursuing modeling and acting classes on the side. Oddly, although I hate crowds and people in many settings, with acting I never minded it so much.
Yesterday, I called out of work because I needed a mental health day. The thought of driving a bus full of a bunch of over-privileged, self-entitled corporate types was absolutely unbearable. I needed a longer weekend to recoup and regroup.
On a whim I decided to check the craigslist job boards for transportation jobs. Lo and behold I happened upon a small but growing company specializing in vehicle drive-away. For the uninitiated, you get paid to drive a vehicle to a new location. I heard horror stories about people getting scammed or treated horribly by these companies so I was skeptical.
Since I was in a bad mood, I just wanted to click on the craigslist prohibited button and move on. It was a good thing that I read a little further and that this company brings people on as independent contractors and gives you a company credit card to handle all vehicle expenses, including travel. It looks like life presented me with an opportunity to become an independent contractor earlier...
Anyone else? I'm pretty sure this is not just standard echolalia...
Sometimes, normally when listening to the radio at home alone, a word will be said and I feel like I have to say it myself to see what it 'tastes' like.
It's a good or bad feeling whilst saying the word, physically and mentally. This is regardless and unrelayed to the meaning of the word. If it 'tastes' nice I repeat it. Sometimes in different voices, pitches or speeds to see if these added 'ingredients' make it 'taste' any different.
It's a little odd but hey, I think I'm in the right place to bring it up! [emoji4]
It's been a while since I posted a comment or a thread, but now I have a very important issue I feel the need to discuss with the community.
I've met this girl from Ukraine (but lives in France at the moment), since like early January of this year. She's very attractive, smart and kind. We've been exchanging letters, postcards and gifts for like 4 months now, the last thing she sent me was a postcard with her perfume on it.
Now we have switched to whatsapp (this requested by her because she wanted to send me some pictures of her, which she did, like 10 pictures of her I believe).
I enjoy talking to her because she has a very warm and funny personality, she also has a similar way of thinking as mine. I don't know how to properly put it but I'm getting interested in her.
So, does anyone has ever had this kind of experience? What did you do if you felt attracted at some point? Do you think that deep and serious feelings can be developed in this way? Should I stop worrying...
Had anyone seen the commercial for Traveler Beer? If not, the very essence of the commercial deals with the founder getting fired from every job he ever had. Then he turned his passion for beer into a living.
While watching this commercial, I realized that I've been fired from just about every job that I've ever had. Clearly the founder of Traveler Beer marches to his own drum beat, although I do not know whether or not he is on the spectrum. This commercial, while campy, has been an eye opener for me. I've been fired, forced to resign, and made so uncomfortable that I've resigned on my own - basically fired. I know I march to my own drum beat but I could care less at this point.
So maybe self employment IS the way to go for capable Aspies.
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