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Hi, I'm new here so please tell me if I say anything that I shouldn't!! I myself don't have Asperger's, but my boyfriend does and I'm increasingly worried about him, so I was hoping you guys could give me some sort of insight from an Asperger's point of view. I'm going to call him Simon (I don't want to post his real name). *The backstory*. We've known eachothef for over 10 years, and been together almost 2. I'm 18, he's 20. We've had a fab relationship and overcome a lot of difficulties, both Asperger's related and otherwise. A few weeks ago he got very upset which isn't particularly unusual, as he is very sensitive. After an hour of clinging to me and sobbing he got round to telling me that he's been hearing voices in his head which are telling him that he doesn't want to be with me. He's so upset because he says he knows that he 100% loves me and wants to be with me but there's this voice telling him otherwise. He said it's like a thought which is his own but he doesn't want there, and hasn't put there. He say's he's had the same thing in relation to belief in God (we're both Christians and he's a preacher). He gets very upset about it and he's terrified that he won't love me and we'll end up apart. The only way he can get over it when it happens is to see me and just hold me and cry. We've spoken to his mum and she said that when Simon was diagnosed they told her depression and sadness were common with Asperger's. Have any of you experienced anything similar? How did you overcome it? I want to be able to reassure him that he's okay, he's not crazy, and it will end. Thanks in advance.
Have you experienced traumatising events and/or situations in the past? If so, what were they? Do you think the resultant trauma still impacts the way in which you live your life now? If so, in what way? What steps might you be able to take to resolve this trauma and move on with your life? Just some questions I've been asking myself. Perhaps some of you would like to try answering them.
Hi, all I'm glad this is moderated because, before I say anything else, I wanted to thank Willow for all her YouTube Videos. When I first learned about my Asperger's, I spent all weekend watching her videos, and they were the best of help ! ! ! I'm sure others feel the same - and I remember being so grateful that there are people out there who "get it." I thought I recognized those eyes in the masthead, even though it's been a couple years ! ! It will be fun getting to know everyone here. As a cultural reference, I was born and have always lived in the Northwest corner of the United Stats. I was a Criminal Justice student until I recently realized I am unemployable in my area without an education in Human Services (begun last week). There are so many people caught in the justice system who actually belong in mental health or recovery programs. Most of them need to learn social skills, like us, before they can succeed. That means my specialty is restorative justice - the relationships between victim, offender, and community and a way to successfully (re)integrate into society. Human services has a lot of psychology and social interaction coursework. I am creating a blog for related information. I will hopefully be inviting you-all to participate in surveys and polls, because the lack of social skills is our spe-ci-al-i-ty. Take care... Oh, yes, my "Ayla" is a nickname and is the Real Me. I use her to keep me focused on my strengths, on who I am rather than what I became, and to remind me to keep an "I Can Do" mindset. She is a warrior, but with less brutality than the Amazon Warriors have been purported to be. Take Care!!!!! Happy to be here