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SoxyWoxy

558d

People doubted I had autism because of my communication skills and such. Honey it's all a mask. I've been masking my entire life. I saw how other people acted and I acted like them. I always have. And that is why it took so long to get a diagnosis.

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    • KittyRosa

      547d

      @iheart ☝ this! So much so this! ☝ I have spent my entire life getting friends and lovers I had to mold myself around and walk on egg shells. But now I am finally being me and I am straightforward about who I am and my health. I have never felt so loved and cared about.... I am making friends that understand me and make me feel safe and comfortable

    • Ash.G

      547d

      Same here, I am not officially diagnosed, but I know that I most likely am autistic. But it took 18 years to be diagnosed with ADHD.

    • pagan

      549d

      I literally had one of my social skills teachers say that I was way different than most of her students. Must be a compliment when the woman that is teaching you how not to be disabled says you don't look disabled lmao

    • KittyRosa

      555d

      9h my gosh... I feel this so hard right now. I'm 29 and I never woukd have thought I had autism because of how it is portrayed and the stigma. And then a few months some friends who have it talked about symptoms and what it was like and I had an ahuh moment and did some online tests. Now I am doing research and reading books and i am jaut like wow.... yesh that makes sense now, that lines up

    • EliteLexy

      558d

      Feeling this so much right now. Diagnosed this past summer and friends and family have pushed me into a toxic hermit mode with their own evaluations of me. I guess I picked crappy people to surround myself with all of this time.

      • iheart

        548d

        @EliteLexy i spent most of my life trying to fit in with the wrong people. life gets so much easier when you find your people. don’t give up until you do

        • KittyRosa

          547d

          @iheart ☝ this! So much so this! ☝ I have spent my entire life getting friends and lovers I had to mold myself around and walk on egg shells. But now I am finally being me and I am straightforward about who I am and my health. I have never felt so loved and cared about.... I am making friends that understand me and make me feel safe and comfortable

    • iheart

      558d

      same

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