Hi! I was diagnosed with Mild Aspergers a few years ago, now more referred to as Autism but I won't go into that! I have spent a few years hating myself for this because I didn't understand just what it was as well as having people around me that also didn't understand as well which made things even harder. I used to be very alone, have no friends etc it was hard because I just couldn't understand what I was doing that made people stay away from me but things have gotten better over the years and I do have friends, a family that loves me and I believe in myself but I'm afraid of slipping back into that quiet me that struggles to be social and step out of my comfort zone...any tips or advice on what to do if I feel nervous or feel down about myself?
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- 20-02-2016 15:05
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- 21-02-2016 10:04
This is a problem for me and it's a really hard one. I know people just say "oh, join clubs", "get a new hobby", etc. And I've done that. But I found it hard to settle in. Or I had the issue of people wanting to be "friends" but their intention was to take advantage of me. And it's hard for me to tell whether that's what they're really doing.
I only have a few people who I would class as friends now because of this. They are aware of my situation and the problems I have, which I've found really helps.
I don't think, really, there's an easy solution to this.
- 21-02-2016 13:27
Are you at school or Uni?