Hi, I'm Lucy, 43 years old, married and newly diagnosed with Aspergers. For the best part of my life I have struggled with social anxiety, depression and a whole list of mental health troubles, unable to find a career or a job that suited me and with which I felt comfortable. I have no 'friends' and find the whole idea of friendship to be hard work. I only went through the autism diagnostic process because it was suggested to me during a brief assessment appointment with a local mental health team, the pieces seemed to fit together for them, my symptoms plus a lack of success with medications and cognitive behavioural therapy made them wonder if I may have ASD. So here I am, with a diagnosis and a letter to prove it... but I'm at a loss to know what happens next? Will life improve or will I just carry on as I am with a name for my pain? Keen to hear other people's experiences of adult ASD diagnosis, especially Aspergers.