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curl-6 said:
Kakadu18 said:

Wow, you must be really lucky to have found her. I really wish you both a long and happy future together.

mjk45 said:

Congratulations Curl, I'm glad your happy and in a good space, see good things do happen to good people, out of curiosity do you mind telling us your new girlfriends nationality /culture.

Thanks heaps guys. :)

She is from China; moved here to Australia to go to University in 2015 and decided to stay after graduating because in her words she prefers the more laid back lifestyle here.

That's great it sounds like you not only got a new girlfriend but get to experience and learn about a new culture.



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curl-6 said:

I've invited my new girlfriend to family Christmas to meet my parents.

Things are going so amazingly between us, we just get each other so well, we have similar humor, personality, (introverted, anxious, and awkward haha) and taste in things like games. Despite growing up in different countries and cultures we just have so much in common.

But perhaps the most amazing part is she not only completely accepts my autism but puts so much effort into understanding my perspective, which is truly a rare thing.

I don't think I've ever connected with a partner this well; even my first girlfriend, who was an amazing woman and who I loved dearly, always had trouble relating to the way my brain worked. This new relationship feels unlike any I've had before.

Just 4 months ago I worried I'd be single forever, now just going a day without talking to her feels daunting.

Aww, this fills my heart up with warmth. Happy for you



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I watched Spider-Man: No Way Home and it's fantastic. Right up there with Spider-Man 2 in terms of quality. But I think I still liked Far From Home a bit more.



I was diagnosed with OCD well into my thirties. It was always there I guess but it never rared its ugly face until after I had kids.

My wife would buy magic sand, and slime for the kids. Things I've never really interacted with. And seeing them play with it would drive my absolutely crazy even though they weren't always necessarily making a mess. I'd always need reassurance from my wife that she had everything contained and they wouldn't dirty up the furniture or walls.

One day I came home from work and they were finger painting and I absolutely went bonkers. I could not for the life of me put into words why these kinds of things unnerved and bothered me, but it persisted to the point where I had to see a professional because I knew something was wrong.

Saw the doctor, diagnosed me with OCD after a couple weeks, gave me some anxiety medications that made me nauseous 24/7, and I stopped taking them. I also stopped seeing the doctor.

I've just trained myself the last three years to not let these things bother me anymore, my wife is more understanding when I blabber on about the kids jumping on our bed with dirty feet, or when they come back into the house after spending an afternoon on the beach, but for the most part, I catch myself before I allow the anxiety to sink in.



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hatmoza said:

I was diagnosed with OCD well into my thirties. It was always there I guess but it never rared its ugly face until after I had kids.

My wife would buy magic sand, and slime for the kids. Things I've never really interacted with. And seeing them play with it would drive my absolutely crazy even though they weren't always necessarily making a mess. I'd always need reassurance from my wife that she had everything contained and they wouldn't dirty up the furniture or walls.

One day I came home from work and they were finger painting and I absolutely went bonkers. I could not for the life of me put into words why these kinds of things unnerved and bothered me, but it persisted to the point where I had to see a professional because I knew something was wrong.

Saw the doctor, diagnosed me with OCD after a couple weeks, gave me some anxiety medications that made me nauseous 24/7, and I stopped taking them. I also stopped seeing the doctor.

I've just trained myself the last three years to not let these things bother me anymore, my wife is more understanding when I blabber on about the kids jumping on our bed with dirty feet, or when they come back into the house after spending an afternoon on the beach, but for the most part, I catch myself before I allow the anxiety to sink in.

As a fellow OCD sufferer, I know how hard it can be. Finding the right medication that helps without causing issues can be tricky too, though eventually I was able to and it improved my quality of life massively. I also found cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, and mindfulness helpful.

I have wondered on several occasions whether I would ever be able to handle having kids given my issues with contamination, dirt, etc.

Sending you best wishes.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 25 December 2021

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BasilZero said:

Late Christmas post.


What I used for breakfast this month - got these from my local Hobby Lobby.




Nativity set built in my living room.




Christmas Tree with alternating lights.




Stairway decorated






Christmas Dinner - Rice with Buffalo Meat, Chicken Curry, Mutton Stew, Green Cabbage Thoran, Potato and Carrot, Salmon Fish Curry, Fried Catfish, Mushroom Curry, and Moru Curry.

Nothing beats homemade food.


That looks awesome!



SegaHeart said:

Can anybody find video footage of amusement rides back in 1846? or earliest ? to see how deadly they were back then ? I wanna see them in action in the 1800's and how scary it was they broke down midway or unsafe they were those early days at the amusement parks.

Videos from 1846 or earlier? There were no videos back then.



Hiku said:
SegaHeart said:

Can anybody find video footage of amusement rides back in 1846? or earliest ? to see how deadly they were back then ? I wanna see them in action in the 1800's and how scary it was they broke down midway or unsafe they were those early days at the amusement parks.

The first known video recording is from 1888.
So there's no such footage from the time period you're looking for.

Ftfy



I spent Christmas alone for the first time in my life, and it was pretty good. The situation in my family has been awkward and tense for the past few years, I truthfully hadn't enjoyed the last gatherings at all, not to mention I don't really appreciate be among too many people anymore. It was a shocker for my mother when I told her and she became incredibly upset for some days, but she ended up accepting my decision.

On Christmas Eve I talked with two friends in a video call for about an hour, then I put myself to read a little bit, watched cat videos, installed a light bar setup I bought a few days ago and tried it out while playing SMT V. It was a cozy night/morning. Then in the 25th I visited my grandparents.



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Explain this!

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