I have my assessment in two weeks time. But im certain im an aspie. I didnt know aspergers existed until six months ago. And since then its been a journey full of revelations and i even feel empowered. Its like i finally have a reason...not an excuse, for being me.
Repeated misdiagnosis did me no favours and led me to some wrong turns. But i feel hopeful now and really would like to meet some.other aspergers adults just to share knowledge with really and hopefully make some.friends. as i dont know anyone with aspergers and feel alone sometimes.
thanks for replying to my thread; i cant tell you the relief to chat to people who understand what life is like in general;
although not yet diagnosed the sheer knowledge already gained has given me so much hope and enthusiasm to be a bit proud to be myself which is something i have longed for all of my life. i didn't know what Asperger was until i accidentally watched a documentary six months ago about a lady in her thirties getting diagnosed . whilst watching this program my partner and i looked at each other and agreed she was describing me! even her childhood experiences were scarily the same. as you can imagine the next month or two was a bit of a shock, i looked further into Asperger and everything i watched or read fitted my whole being and history , although scary i felt like id finally found where in this world i fit in and then my understanding of why i had such problems in relationships with my partner and daughter became a lot clearer and have since improved.
im currently 35 with a 14 year old daughter and a one year old son. we live in the south of France and i have been ;lucky enough to get a diagnosis assessment within a few months.
at times i have felt depressed at not having knew this when i was struggling through adolescence and university and work, but now i am thankful because i believe diagnosis back then for girls would have been more difficult. in France i believe that until 2014 people diagnosed on the spectrum were preferably admitted to psychiatric hospitals and not scholarised.
anyway feels so good to get a reply on here so thanks so much for that Nora.... i have a great partner but at times i feel like a alien even amongst my family and feel misunderstood often.
hope you hava great day in Oz.bet its warmer than here at the moment!!