Speakeasy #16

 

 

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Speakeasy #16

11 thoughts on “Speakeasy #16

  1. 7

    I’ve screwed up:
    I’m having a good time with a nuero atypical person. I enjoy all of her quirks and I’ve commented on how she isn’t like other people (in a good way!) and how I love those differences that make her so unique.
    She wasn’t happy about it.
    A day later she wrote to me that her wish is to be normal and that my comments had made her very angry.
    Naturally I’ve stopped saying those things, but I still love her eccentricities. I still find her various reactions very cute, even though I know that she would want me not to notice that her words and actions are in any way different from the “normal”.
    The worst of all is that I don’t know if she notices that I notice those differences even without me commenting on them. She’s the kind of person who let things reach a boiling point and only then talk about them, and obviously I can’t say anything either.

    What should I do?
    (sorry for the broad question, but I still don’t have any concrete thoughts)

  2. 8

    Checking in.

    I think I overdid it in PT today — things are extra-hurty. But I did 1000+ steps on the machine! (It’s one of these things.) I like it because I don’t have to worry about falling, just pull my chair right up to the side and do a combination slide/pivot transfer, and I’m good to go.

    It’s also kinda nice to see the same folks every week.

  3. 9

    AlexanderZ,

    I’m no expert in relationships (in fact I’m also trying to figure out the one I’m in), but maybe this is like confessing a lie. Would you do it to make yourself feel better or to make her feel better? If it’s only for you and she’d just be hurt – don’t.
    Otherwise, if you’re afraid keeping silent would just make things worse say something.

    Er… I don’t actually know the right answer. 🙁

  4. 11

    …and subscribing now, because apparently I had the dumb and forgot to click the ticky-box.

    And I can now confirm that I pushed myself way too far in PT yesterday. I’m a big ball of ouch.

    Alexander Z

    I’m sorry, man — I wish I had something helpful, but I’m not exactly well-socialized.

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