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ghoulpod

838d

Do any other autistics tend to not really feel grief? I told my mom about this and she said I "need to get help"... It's not that I don't care when a person or pet dies but it's so final and objective that it almost makes it easy to deal with. People being sick is scarier because there's no predictability or anything and it could get worse or better at any time.

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    • castiel

      833d

      I feel mine kind of in sudden periods. Im extremely depressed for several days but then its like nothing happened, then like 2 months later i do it all again

    • castiel

      833d

      I feel mine kind of in sudden periods. Im extremely depressed for several days but then its like nothing happened, then like 2 months later i do it all again

    • Bearbear

      834d

      I feel the same. I don’t feel emotions all that strongly, and when I do I tend to hide them away and deal with them privately. When family members I am not close too die, its not that upsetting at all. My dog dying however… that was rough. You aren’t alone and theres nothing wrong with you

    • Faeryn

      837d

      While I do feel grief as an autistic person, it doesn’t hit me as quickly as other people and I have a harder time processing it. It’s common to either not feel it, or at least have trouble processing and connecting with it. You’re not alone.

    • Overcomer

      837d

      I experienced it too. My therapist doesn't think it's strange.

    • BanderSnail

      837d

      For me it depends, if it's expected I don't really feel the need to grieve. But when it happens unexpectedly it really messes with me for a long time.

    • Haru_Done

      838d

      Something I’ve learned is that everyone experiences grief differently. There’s no set “you should feel or act this way”

    • Solar_Eclipse

      838d

      I think the only reason I feel grief as strongly as I do is (1) my severe fear of death and (2) the first major death in my life was my grandma and we were best friends. I spent most of my childhood with her. And now other deaths trigger the memory and emotions of her death

    • Bijoux_bean22

      838d

      Kinda? Idk grief is generally weird and unpredictable so maybe that is another part? Good question though.

    • RattleBalls

      838d

      This is incredably common, there is nothing wrong with you and you dont "need help." The way you describe how death being final makes it easier is how i feel. Ive had almost a dozen family members die before i was 12, and they didnt really effect me. In december one of my best friends commited suicide and that was the one that hit me deep down. So even though you dont grieve like nerotypicals, your still human and heathly.

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