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Alone and confused

Hi everyone I’m new here but was wondering if anyone could help me? Ever since I was young I was different to other people, my mum took me to be tested for autism when I was three but nothing ever came of it. Communication has always been difficult for me I only had one friend in primary school but she moved and I feel like other people only tolerated me. In secondary school I managed by surrounding myself with people that I called friends but I never really connected with. This was only so I wasn’t lonely but I never did anything outside school with them and if I had to I always felt out of place. Now I live with my parents, my grandma and my sister when she’s home and I only leave the house when someone is with me or I have to work. My job does not involve people at all and I don’t talk to anyone else. I won’t use a phone except my mobile but only to talk to my family on it. I tried to look up different mental health issues but nothing quite fits. I feel so isolated but I just don’t know what to do. Any ideas?

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I my son is autistic could you be reassessed.

in reply to kenster1

Yes but the thought of it scares me especially now I’m 27.

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it may well be that your not but having another test eliminates or confirms your fears.maybe you should talk it over with your you have a counsellor.

in reply to kenster1

No I’ve never had a counsellor and I could talk to a GP but the problem is my family. They have gotten used to my quirkinesses and I don’t think they understand now lonely I am. I feel like I can’t talk to them about it because they’ve ignored it for so long. I don’t think I can do this alone.

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