Just wanted to follow-up. Thanks to all for the insight and help so far. I am struggling with finding others to connect with and am really looking to voice chat with some people as I feel really alone and empty as I literally have no one to talk to and the "friends" I have I rarely get to talk to them. It's causing me to become a little bit depressed and unmotivated. Can anyone offer a hand? I'm more than happy to help you in return either with a project or any emotional/mental health concerns you might have as well! **18+ only please, thank you!**
You can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org as well. Easier to connect. What helps me is doing a lot of on-line stuff -- visiting museums, aquariums, historic sites.. I'm sheltering at home with my mom and our dog .. we go out to a local park which is always empty and hang out there. Also, I do an Asperger's movie meet-up every Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. It is based in California and takes place really at 7:00 p.m. But since I am in North Carolina, there is a 3 hour difference and I connect with it at l0:00. It is something I look forward to. We pick a movie to talk about every Saturday night. About 20 people attend. I have some more ideas about staying sane. Do you have family members that are there for you? Nils
I do but they really don't understand it at all and trying to explain it to them hasn't really been the easiest. They don't really get it at all.
Chris, What is it that your family doesn't "understand ..at all?" Each family has its own neuroses/challenges. My mother never understood why I didn't want to get married and be "owned" by some man (the way I sort of regard matrimony). She said "you're not normal." When I was involved with men they always wanted to control me and know where I was every minute, who I was talking to when I wasn't with them. I still regard marriage as a "primitive form" of ownership although perhaps a necessary societal form. One idea that might be useful: meet with a therapist and have one of the family members join too. I don't know if your family member would do this however.