And I agree with Agony - reply #78. In a nutshell.
Reply #81. Apr 09 12, 3:18 PM
I can count all the people I call friends on the fingers (and thumbs) of my two hands and the toes of one foot, and they include members of my family (six people). The remaining nine have been like family. We are always there for one another. I've never called anyone a friend until our relationship has weathered at least one year. That's good proving time. |
Reply #82. Apr 10 12, 2:36 PM
'We live in a world where honesty gets punished and lying and cheating go unpunished. We live in a world where people are users and manipulators...|
Join me and mine in the Looking Glass World Anton.
That's one of the joys of living in an Aspie household, the sort of things you are describing just don't happen.
OK, we have other problems, like never ask 'Does this make me look fat?' unless you want the truth. :D
But my children have been very fortunate in their friendships, and time has winnowed my friendship pile and left only gold.
Reply #83. Apr 11 12, 1:23 AM
My friends keep hugging me. It's really disconcerting and makes me feel uncomfortable. They're really lovely people, but it drives me nuts to be hugged constantly. I feel like a teddy bear.|
This is why I like FT. I'm safe from attacks of affection.
Reply #84. Apr 24 12, 5:22 AM
Creedy, I understand what you mean about the discomfort....to a degree. I don't enjoy a lot of touchy-feely from people who are merely acquaintances. However, I have very few CLOSE friends, and only 1 family member living in the same state. I would really enjoy some hugs from my loved ones...and the opportunity to give them a big bear hug in return.|
If your friends are wanting to hug you, rather than holding you for ransom (because they are entitled, of course....LOL), consider yourself fortunate.
Serious health problems over the past few years caused me to take stock of what's really important.....and what is NOT.
Reply #85. Apr 24 12, 12:56 PM
Creedy, if you have more than you need, please send them over here. |
Reply #86. Apr 24 12, 6:22 PM
I appreciate their affection of course - just not the means of displaying it. I go as stiff as a board which they think it hilarious.
Reply #87. Apr 25 12, 1:40 AM
Oh eeeek! I just read that back.|
I'm a female!
Reply #88. Apr 25 12, 1:40 AM
Don't have that problem (my post 17 refers) ! |
Creedy - too much starch in your diet? Lol
Reply #89. Apr 25 12, 2:21 AM
I've got a bad habit of clicking submit without digesting what I've written properly, C30. My mouth operates the same way. It engages before my brain does :(|
Reply #90. Apr 25 12, 4:42 AM
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