think i might have autism

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im 28 years old and have thought for a while i might have autism ever since i was diagnosed with severe anxiety i have been thinking could i be autistic, i have always found it hard to fit in ever since i was little i do not like going out on my own and i find it hard to socialise to the point i don't have any friends if it wasn't for my partner i would never get out and when i talk to people i find it hard to look them in the eye, im constantly noticing things other people wouldn't notice and i focus on things more than i should like putting things an equal distance apart ect when i start a project i find i cant stop until i have finished and i have sensitive hearing and sence of smell, i would like to no if it is possible i have autism as i know that alot of women don't get diagnosed until adulthood, any help will be great thanks

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    Ask your partner, a sister? etc. they would notice that you don't get hints, feel uncomfortable if asked your feelings about a person or personal interaction. You are probably not touchy-feelie, or sentimental. A slightly autistic person is not a deep thinker about relationships. Sometimes at a loss as to what another person wants or means.

    Sometimes, my ex-husband will talk to me but not look at me. He rarely touches me, even in bed he's silent and like a robot, doesn't even smile at me never gentle sweet talk; just doesn't know how or has no such inclination in the first place. Orgasm is the purpose, not interpersonal closeness at all.

    If we have a rare disagreement, with anger and hurt, it is all immediately forgotten by him. Doesn't ponder over it. One time after a loud disagreement (where he can be lverbally mean) he told me later; "well, it must be resolved; I don't remember it at all." To me that means he didn't learn a thing of what I was loud or in tears about. Just dismissed.

    He dismisses me all day; The faintest suggestion that he could have done something differently, he immediately denies argues against it, then whatever I said or wanted of him is immediately forgotton.

    So, he is uncommunicable, except for appointments, planned meals what's in the mail, the weather, etc.

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    Hi Naomi,

    I am aged 43, and I have the same symptoms as you. I to struggle to go out places. if it wasnt for my sister taking me, I'd be permanently housebound. I don't have many friends, about 2. I cant look at people in the eyes, and if they look at me, it causes me distress, and I tend to have anger outbursts if people do look at me. I have sensitive sight, and smell. I hear things other people don't. I check things repeatedly, and align things. I can never start a task and leave it unfinished. which drives my sister up the wall. it bothers me to be left alone, and going to places like a supermarket is overwhelming. I have panic attacks, and I can never stay in there for long.a quick dash round the store, and to escape as quickly as possible. I have not had an assessment. I did book one, but I cancelled it as I got to anxious. I've always struggled with learning throughout my school years. I'm here if you need to chat.

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