I don’t easily arrive at an emotional connection, but once I let my guard down and allow that connection to flourish, it is hard and fast. It’s similar to a car going from zero to ninety, pedal to the metal, except with
Have you ever heard a seemingly successful and ‘high-functioning’ Aspie try to explain how exhausting a day at work can be, or say that Asperger’s ‘ruined’ their career? In this article, I will provide just one detailed [real-life] scenario along with a commentary and
Communication is complicated. The average person communicates not only with their words, but with body language, inflection, and sub-text as well. We are expected to “read” others for clues in understanding what they mean by how they say it.
Looking back, my extreme self-absorption shielded me from a world of pain. I’m selfish. Because I struggle to connect with the outside world, my own interior
My family has a thing for knives. It all started when my Aunt chased her sister down the street with a butcher’s knife, a natural reaction to newspaper theft. Her third grade teacher sent her home with a newspaper with a bizarre medical story she
Iris, a woman in her mid-thirties, was a successful quality and compliance manager who transitioned to working part-time from home so that she could be a stay-at-home mom when her son was born.
It was hard to come out as an aspie (a person with Asperger’s syndrome). I started with some people I thought would be the most safe, but I read that situation poorly. It’s a strong suit, really, almost like a superpower. I can misjudge a social situation
For someone on the spectrum, navigating relationships with neurotypical (non-autistic) people is the social equivalent of assembling an Ikea shelf with missing parts and directions that are out of order, mirror-image, and written in a different language.