I wish I understood what holds me back; why I am so fearful of friendship when I actually want it so much. Obviously my autism plays a part. It's difficult enough learning to accept myself. I guess I want to know how being autistic in our contemporary society shapes our development of maladaptive schema (negative core beliefs) that involve mistrust, emotional deprivation, and/or fear of rejection, instability and abandonment, ect.
Alis Rowe - I am aware I am different and don't want to stand out, so I compensate by trying not to be so different.Tap the link to check out great fidgets and sensory toys. Happy Hands make Happy People!