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  1. Hello again. Being someone who has Aspergers Syndrome and OCD (both diagnosed by professionals and not self-diagnosed like one sees a lot these days), I want to say thank you for this. It isn’t easy in a lot of areas, but I feel that personally, while we may not get a lot of things or excel in situations others may, we should try the best we can and if something is too hard or we need space, we need to learn to advocate for ourselves.

    • > Hello again.
      Hi Carlee
      > Being someone who has Aspergers Syndrome and OCD (both diagnosed by professionals and not self-diagnosed like one sees a lot these days), I want to say thank you for this.
      You are welcome. Thank you for responding too.
      > It isn’t easy in a lot of areas,
      Well that’s an understatement. In some ways any psychiatric challenge is hard – for the sufferer and those around them. I have found Asperger’s/Autism to be a hard one but not as hard as Bi-polar. What I’ve found helps is humility – like I say in the post. If we (well really I mean “you” are not dogmatic and can trust others’ take on emotional things it makes it so much easier for those around to understand/help. Sure, the trust thing needs to be balanced with fact and logic (as I’ve told you before) but when you apply logic onto fact, you will always get to the truth.
      > but I feel that personally, while we may not get a lot of things or excel in situations others may, we should try the best we can
      Agreed
      > and if something is too hard or we need space, we need to learn to advocate for ourselves.
      When you ask questions, rather than tell it like it is, you become wiser. The hardest thing though is to know ourselves and then to learn to trust ourselves. With your conditions you will need to use others as guides and ask MORE questions than others for a longer time before you can argue truth effectively. A challenge sure, but you have the smarts and in some ways a greater reason & opportunity to do it – eventually, even if it doesn’t come naturally, than any others who have no reason to care. Thanks again for commenting here Carlee.

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