I have my first appointment with the Autism clinic next week.
All my notes are prepared, i'm pretty anxious but otherwise in regards to assessment i'm ok.
What i'm most struggling with is being incredibly lonely. I'm 25 and have no friends. I have a partner but he doesn't seem to understand what is going on at all and thinks i need to change. (Everyone needs to change but doesn't seem to appreciate my better qualities i.e openness, honesty, needing to always know the truth)
All i've ever wanted is friends. Im great at first meetings, i can talk about myself forever but when asking others questions, i just dont know how to carry conversations on. Mostly as i just want the answer to the question i asked.
Does anyone want an email penpal or anything? I dont mind age or interests. Just someone who can relate to me would be nice!
Trying to stay positive, hope you're all enjoying your days.
hello and welcome! And good luck for your appt next week
Thanks so much bagpuss! Hope you're having an enjoyable day
I am sorry you are finding it difficult to make friends I am sure on the Forum here you make some nice friends on the forum here everyone seems to care a lot about each other an their needs. People who are not on the Spectrum, have no idea of the difficulties those on the Spectrum have to face, some have more than others do. But on this Spectrum Forum, you will find caring friends who are concerned about you and whatever your needs are we shall try to support you as best we can.
Hello and welcome Seb! I have also recently come onto the forum, having been diagnosed with Level 2 ASD. Please do feel free to ask any questions and read my profile. I'm sure that everyone on here will give their best advice.