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 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Isn't it funny how 'popular' people can feel depressed too?

Posted: 20 Apr 2022, 6:16 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 788

Plenty of well-loved, famous people who've committed or tried to commit suicide - Kurt Cobain, Robin Williams, Terry Pratchett, etc.

Popularity doesn't magically make your problems go away. It just means more people paying attention to your problems.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Questioning the accuracy of criteria of Pedophilic Disorder

Posted: 20 Apr 2022, 6:14 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 738

The cutoffs are going to be inherently arbitrary. At 13, my dad could go into a liquor store and not get carded, so an adult or much older teen being attracted to him wouldn't have been abnormal at all because he was basically indistinguishable from an adult visually (tall guy with a full beard and ...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: BPD Borderline personality disorder and autism

Posted: 20 Apr 2022, 5:44 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 4,086

What if any overlap in symptoms are there between BPD and autism? Is it possible to be misdiagnosed as having BPD when it may be autism or are the commonalities between these two disorders lies in the fact that they can be co-morbid? I was diagnosed with BPD last year, but have felt for years that ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Was she lying?

 Post subject: Re: Was she lying?
Posted: 19 Apr 2022, 8:07 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 678

In my experience, the vast majority of guys I've known who complain about their looks are decent-looking guys who struggle with dating for personality reasons rather than looks reasons.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: My case for arranged marriage

Posted: 19 Apr 2022, 8:05 am 

Replies: 83
Views: 3,221

Anyway, so in the conversation it came up that of those 4 guys, 3 were in arranged marriages and one had gotten married "for love". And the one that got married for love was the only one now divorced. Did the 3 in arranged marriages mention anything about how satisfied they were in their ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Wiggly embryo

 Post subject: Re: Wiggly embryo
Posted: 19 Apr 2022, 7:58 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,883

I'm now 35 weeks along and my kid is as wiggly as ever! It hurts now, kid keeps punching my bladder and kicking my lungs. I'm really looking forward to being able to see those wiggles instead of feeling every single one.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: I think I found my label

Posted: 19 Apr 2022, 7:53 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 9,051

I'm not sure I want to participate in that. Both me and my wife wants a third child and we're hoping to have a NT child so the two boys will have some kind of support in life after we are gone in case they don't develop enough to be able to live an independent life. Of course that's not the only re...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Special interests are too expensive

Posted: 18 Apr 2022, 5:37 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,757

There are lots of ways to engage with a special interest besides buying collectibles. And there's no point in comparing yourself to others and trying to get a more extensive collection of stuff.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Baffling NT Children

 Post subject: Re: Baffling NT Children
Posted: 06 Apr 2022, 3:36 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,569

The girls are all 9-12 and they tried to talk to me about kid lesbians and bisexuals at their school. I said that's not okay- kids should not be into that at your age. Don't hang out with people who are talking like that to you. That's mean! said one of them. The others looked relieved. But why are...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dexter

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Posted: 06 Apr 2022, 3:32 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 17,321

1. Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest; Other than his obvious hobby, Dexter obeys the law as well as anybody else. Sociopaths enjoy breaking rules. Dexter is very meticulous and rule oriented. Th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your IQ?

 Post subject: Re: What is your IQ?
Posted: 06 Apr 2022, 3:27 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 2,002

IQ doesn’t mean all that much outside a “Western,” mainstream context. People like Dinka tribespeople would probably score low even if they are geniuses. Hence, the “racial” thing. I don’t see what can be “cultural” about just math, unless you say some cultures are poorly educated. IQ test is all a...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Reddit protecting pedophiles

Posted: 22 Mar 2022, 12:04 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 314

That said, pornography is made to be enjoyed explicitly by serving the consumer's sexual feelings. So if you get off to kids, even in a fictional context, even just in your head, you might not be doing something illegal at that time, but you are by defenition a pedophile. Otherwise give me a better...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I've had an invitation for a cervical screening test

Posted: 22 Mar 2022, 10:04 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,760

I used to have vaginismus so I understand how much pain you feel. A nurse who actually understood and took it seriously gave me a lidocaine cream that I could apply to numb the whole area before the smear test. That really helped. I hope I can have this. I'm a huge wimp when it comes to pain. I hav...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Reddit protecting pedophiles

Posted: 22 Mar 2022, 9:56 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 314

Kerch wrote:
Also "f**ked-up fictional content" can still make you a pedophile.

That's like saying that writing murder mysteries makes you a serial killer. Fiction is fictional. It doesn't necessarily reflect what you like in real life.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: my son is about to be rejected from college -- long

Posted: 22 Mar 2022, 9:50 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 2,149

I didn't need to do an interview to go to university. Is that a US thing? When I signed up, I just submitted my papers, paid the entrance fee, and I was in.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do You Ever Imagine Conversations by OTHER People?

Posted: 22 Mar 2022, 6:46 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 499

I'm a very creative person who writes a lot of fiction, so most of my imagining of conversations that don't involve me involve fictional characters. But I do sometimes imagine other real people discussing me in my absence. Usually in unflattering ways, when I'm afraid that people secretly dislike me...
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