emotions

My Problem with Autistic Meltdowns: Part Two

Autistic meltdowns have made me a better person. It’s strange to frame it like this, but it’s true. I’ve come to a place where I am grateful for them, and I welcome them into my home.

Explosion of Emotion

Ryan Lee confronts the myth that autistic people are stoic and lack emotional depth. He discusses the pain of losing connections and relationships.

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Alexithymia: The forest and the trees

Alexithymia is difficulty recognizing and identifying emotions. How one person used autistic strengths like attention to detail to improve emotional awareness.

The alexithymia & autism guide

Alexithymia is so common among autistic people that it is commonly mistaken for autism itself. In this post, I explain what alexithymia is and how it presents itself in autism.

Hell is Other People, a One Act Play

What is the point of communicating if people are going to ignore your message but focus on your “tone,” or tell you they know how you feel better than you do, or that your feelings are a problem? Why speak if they are only going to complain that you echo and script?

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No, Really, I’m Fine (on Alexithymia)

Alexithymia has never been so thoroughly or thoughtfully defined in all the ways it affects a person who can’t feel exactly how it affects them.

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