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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can an autism burnout result in psychosis?

Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 10:43 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 452


I actually think it can. If one is majorly/severely burnt out and has other conditions (other than autism), and has pressures and demands and being overwhelmed then I can see that the brain finds a way to “cope” which could be detachment from self or disassociation or psychosis. It is something one ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Fired within 2 weeks after a panic attack.

Posted: 31 May 2022, 6:52 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 583


I’m so sorry to hear and I wish you a lot of healing from that. That doesn’t define your worth. I’ve had a handful of job situations so similar to this. So similar. Over the years. Some of it traumatized me. I am sure you will find a job(s) that will be a great or even perfect fit. I eventually did....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling like an inconvenience to ppl?

Posted: 27 May 2022, 9:19 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 547


I like being at home. A lot. It’s my sanctuary. It’s the place I feel the happiest. But when I go out in public, that’s fine. Little to no problems. But going to work or anywhere else on a regular basis, people “know” I’m different and they’re therefore uncomfortable around me and that understandabl...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: My final decision

 Post subject: Re: My final decision
Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 6:20 pm 

Replies: 231
Views: 5,583


Do you meditate? Do you have religious or spiritual views? What keeps me alive is silence, solitude, meditation, helping others. But my life is very simple. Always has been. Far less than ideal. I only have my parents who are aging. I have no relationship partner and doubt I ever will. But I believe...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Where do ASD people find love?

Posted: 09 Apr 2022, 11:19 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 2,567


Dating in my teens and 20’s was somewhat easier. The older I get, the more I realize how much harder it is to date. Two reasons: people at my age are more likely to seek out those who are truly compatible with them as well as 30 year olds being even more mentally advanced than they are in their 20’s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How much life satisfaction do you get?

Posted: 12 Mar 2022, 8:40 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,515


On a scale of 1-10? 1 being lowest and 10 being highest?

I would rate myself at a 3. Life has been hard for me in many ways but I am still standing. Still eager to learn. What I need to. Whether it be wisdom or anything else.

Learning is what makes me stand.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Ignored?

 Post subject: Re: Ignored?
Posted: 09 Mar 2022, 11:10 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,027


I’m sorry. Yeah, I go through this and similar from time to time. I know at last work places, whenever I leave, people say “I wish you the best” but there wouldn’t be much emotion behind it. Some indifference. Not nearly as enthusiastic as other people leaving. I bet if I were hospitalized, I would ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: No friends in hs

 Post subject: Re: No friends in hs
Posted: 24 Feb 2022, 11:00 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,458


I’m sorry to hear that. You’re definitely not alone as this can be somewhat common with being on the spectrum. Depends on each person but there are some of us who haven’t really made friends in school. But you still have time. You aren’t in 12th grade yet. I had some difficulty in this. Although I m...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Single Parenting

 Post subject: Re: Single Parenting
Posted: 13 Feb 2022, 9:56 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 8,493


A co-worker of mine. She has autism, ocd, ptsd, bipolar, and borderline personality disorder. Her high conflict ex has schitzophrenia. Her 11 year old daughter has autism. It’s possible other things but nothing diagnosed yet. She is trying to make it financially. You aren’t alone. I also saw an arti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you “compensate”?

Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 9:53 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 634


Not saying ASD needs to be compensated for. It is a condition of some really significant strengths so I don’t downplay it and I strongly support neurodiversity. But there are some of us who struggle with the condition while some of us thrive with more minimal struggle. I don’t thrive. I am not a par...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies from non-Western (and usually collectivist) cultures

Posted: 26 Dec 2021, 5:16 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 926


I actually wondered about this for a while but never got around to making a thread about it. Seems like it’s still both easy and hard in all cultures. But my over-friendliness (which can sometimes be an autistic trait) isn’t all that valued in the US. In some ways it is. Depends on what state you ar...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Still unemployed. Anyone else?

Posted: 18 Dec 2021, 8:09 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,863


I sincerely do cheer for those employed. It may not be easy, but you all are earning so many points! In my view, I think “Wow you are autistic and you have been employed for years? You deserve endless gold trophies and many, many colored ribbons!” I wish I could be employed. I was for a while. But t...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: If people treated me the same as they do others...

Posted: 18 Dec 2021, 7:59 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,069


I do think it is critical that we try to make peace within our place and find… somehow… someway…. To make others feel and be at their best, too. And thrive with society at large. It is how it all works.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: in Japan we are called Hikikomori

Posted: 18 Dec 2021, 7:51 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,639


I would personally love to live this lifestyle. For the most part I do due to being unemployed. I am unemployed due to very severe burnout and very unsuccessfully coexisting and thriving with society at large. I tell myself daily, shame on me. I am a very big failure to society’s eyes. To my eyes th...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: If people treated me the same as they do others...

Posted: 18 Dec 2021, 7:27 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,069


Yeah. I get you. So many rules, expectations, reputations, and we live in such a status and ego filled society. And it is sometimes at superficial level. For me, even just saying hi and hello is somewhat insignificant compared to other people saying it. I always just try to smile, work on positive e...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I’m Having a Very Bad Day

Posted: 18 Dec 2021, 5:08 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 512


I’m sorry to hear Kitty. I think you said you have friends in person who can help, right? And all of us on here?

You could try taking some deep breaths and listen to some guided meditations on YouTube, esp ones for anxiety and panic?

Hope you feel better soon!
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