Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in? Like, everyone else around you socializes with one another and you are sitting on the sidelines wondering how they talk with one another with no problem? I do not have a problem with socializing at all. It’s just that it is hard for me to do this without appearing awkward. And you are probably wondering, “how does that make you feel?” It makes me feel sad because it’s easier for me to communicate online than in person. But at the same time, I am very blessed to find a site filled with autistic adults like myself. So it’s very bittersweet to have communication issues. Sad because it’s hard at times to put into words what you are feeling. And a blessing because autistic people are some of the most unique people in the world.
I've never fit in, and that's not a bad thing. Insofar as my life is concerned, I prefer to pick my friends very carefully. I do not assume that because I've joined a social circle, those people are going to stick around. I have noticed something and it is the difference between a true friend and a false one: True friends care about you, whereas the fake ones only care what you can do for them.
Chess97: You are right. I just thought I should vent :-)