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I Have a Brother With Autism

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    My Little Brother

    My brother is 14 now, and was diagnosed with autism when he was about 3 years old. Since I'm barely 3 years older, the time it took my parents to find a way to deal with him has been an extremely hard one for me when I was younger. I wasn't used to nearly all their attention...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    My brother has always been different.

    He gets agitated easily and when he does, he bites down on his tongue and hums loudly and monotonously, all the while beating himself with his fists. Sometimes he smacked the sides of his head, sometimes it was his stomach, mostly he hit his thighs. He shakes his hands too, and...
    Breizh Breizh 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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    Back in '97 when I was almost four my baby

    brother was born. This would be something that you would expect to change your life, but I had no clue. I remember him ignoring his toys to watch the ceiling fans. I remember my mom, so young at the time trying to do all she knew to comfort a child that recoiled from her touch...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2014

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    Kennedy.....my Special Lil Bro

    my Little bro Kennedy is 13.he is also autistic.he was diagnosed when he was 2 yrs old.hes my best friend.i love him more than anyone.he gets me.i have watched him grow up and watched him go through hell and back but hes still the strongest person i know.hes the sunshine in...
    SweetAntagony SweetAntagony 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2008

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    My 21 Year Old Brother

    My brother has autism but it's not bad autism. He can completely live a normal life but when it comes to socializing that's where it really shows for him. My brother is 21 years old now and I'm only 16. I can't help but think that he went through school with very little friends...
    Jenbuggy Jenbuggy 22-25, F Nov 7, 2013

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    My Autistic Brother, Rhys

    I'm Carys, a 14 year old from Cornwall, UK. My 10 year old brother Rhys has always been 'different'. He's always been slower learning simple tasks compared to other children and has always had problems socialising. He's never been able to interact with other people 'normally...
    CarysHill CarysHill 13-15, F Sep 15, 2012

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    Shame

    He will sit there at the dinner table, nervous. His head will jolt back and forth, he will rock himself into a trance, and he pops all the bones in his damp hands for hours, all at the same time. He makes grimaces and repeats the same phrases over and over and over. "I'm going to...
    Silvershy Silvershy 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    He Had a Seizure

    My brother is 17, I 14. Just earlier today my brother was at the computer. Me, my mom, and my sister where on the bed watching T.V. All of a sudden my brothers face goes all read and he falls sideways, my mother exclaimed that he is having a seizure. While I just curl up in a...
    bookclub bookclub 13-15, F Sep 24, 2009

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    Yes. He is only 18 months older

    than me. So he is 14. My friends try to either not look at him or make fun of him. And I will put them in check. You don't mess with my brother. I love him and he doesn't understand certain things but I will still tell him anyway. I love him to death. He is amazing, and smart...
    Everystormends Everystormends 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    I have two older brothers.

    The oldest is moved out and engaged with a one year old daughter. The middle is my autistic brother. For the beginning part of my life ( i'm 17 ) , i was the happiest kid ever. if i'm being honest i was probably too spoiled for my own good. i threw fits over toys and tattled on...
    brixjordan brixjordan 18-21, F Jan 10, 2014

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    My Brother

    I have a brother with autism, and at some times it is very difficult. What with the school not wanting to help him, and the kids bullying him, and the teachers not doing anything, I don't know what to do. Unfortunately, he is 4 1/2 years younger than me, so we are in different...
    dreamreal369 dreamreal369 16-17 Sep 27, 2011

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    I was diagnosed very recently but my family has suspected autism my whole life. I rejected the idea for so long and am beginning to come to terms with it. There are a lot of bad...
    Crystalstarseed Crystalstarseed 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    PaulThePole PaulThePole 31-35 Feb 15

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    I've known this girl since the second grade, but I didn't know she had autism until nearly a year ago. When we were in second grade, I would bully her. I would hit her hand when I...
    yopper52 yopper52 13-15, F Feb 16

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    people say "if you could get rid of the autism, would you?" Well I want to hear from you guys, I have a strong opinion on this but would like to see if others agree.
    p5ych0k1d1997 p5ych0k1d1997 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I hate my sister. It's a bad thing to say but I hope she dies (I would never admit that in real life to people). She was the reason I missed out on spending time with my parents...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    I can't do this anymore> i'm done. I'm suffocating in my own room. Sometimes I am really tempted to just snap their necks. I am confined, confined in my own room, in my own body...
    sienabrowns sienabrowns 16-17 10 hrs ago

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    I can't do this anymore> i'm done. I'm suffocating in my own room. Sometimes I am really tempted to just snap their necks. I am confined, confined in my own room, in my own body...
    sienabrowns sienabrowns 16-17 10 hrs ago

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    I can't do this anymore> i'm done. I'm suffocating in my own room. Sometimes I am really tempted to just snap their necks. I am confined, confined in my own room, in my own body...
    sienabrowns sienabrowns 16-17 10 hrs ago

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    I've been dealing with a guy for a year now "friends with benefits" and I caught feelings for him and I let it be known...but he does not feel the same. how can you not catch...
    brijk20 brijk20 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    This gave me a chuckle. My issues aren't really what I think of as issues. It's not like I waste a lot of time stressing about it. More of an eye roller than anything. He has made...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I told the guy I fell for with friends w benifits I just wanted to be friends and no sex at all because my feelings were getting attached and he doesn't feel the same . and he...
    brijk20 brijk20 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I finally had a 3 some with two other girls! Best fun I've had in almost 5 years. I got to try so many things I had only fantasized about until last night. We literally were going...
    Cephaloria Cephaloria 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    RIGHT-HEARTED MEEE Hi, Im a young lady, 20 years of age and unfortunately one of those 12,000 babies who was born with a Dextrocardia condition or in a simplest term, 'Right...
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    I'm coming to terms that my relationship with my mother in law will never be good. She has said a lot of hurtful things to me and has done enough things to end up in jail several...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    It sucks when you make a friend and everything goes good. Yknow, the whole friendship feels nice and new. It feels nice to have a new friend and get to know someone new. Only to...
    MonsieurKJ MonsieurKJ 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 9

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    Back when I was 16 I was dragged to an event. Whole ton of family was there and I met my cousin and dam she was beautiful i still had a problem with pre *********** so yeah. Later...
    G677 G677 41-45, T Feb 10

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    I love to sex and friendship with mature women
    inocentharry inocentharry 22-25, M Feb 11

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    When i was a teen my mom was my Both a mother and a father to me ..i've always found her strong,brave,social and beautiful everyone compliments her about her beauty , she's a...
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    looking for married man age 26-36 to have a online affair with.. I love the thrill .. what can I say. I'm a home wrecking $L#T
    XoXo07 XoXo07 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    There's no way in this life time I will ever have a good relationship with my MiL. This woman is an utterly spoilt brat, age does not improve her. Two weeks after I married her...
    Purplelady2 Purplelady2 61-65, F Feb 11

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    My husband and I met a couple about our age at a resort, by the bon fire. The 4 of us clicked right away and I felt super comfortable with him. I felt some kind of connection with...
    freenakedcouple freenakedcouple 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 13

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    Well not my mother in law, my boyfriends mother. I'm 19 and he's 21. I've been dating her son for 3 years now and she has not bothered to get to know me once. I've seen her...
    christinazulon christinazulon 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    It really makes me sad that I have some friends with benefits because I realize that it feels like I'm unwanted in a way...just for my body and not my personality. But sex makes...
    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I have been swimming in the nude it's so refreshing on my naked body
    mischef mischef 41-45, T 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I have a crush on my "sex partner", but I don't think he feels the same about me, what should i do?
    Human26 Human26 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    She's so vapid. Like honestly, she's the most vapid person I have ever met. You can't hold a conversation with her, which is probably why her calls only last 5 minutes or less. She...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I have huge walls. after my last relationship, I took years off of dating. recently I found someone I really enjoy and could fall for. our chemistry was perfect And our...
    Joeyschnepel Joeyschnepel 22-25, M Feb 16

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    Since we went out today(Hubby & I & Sis in law,) Mother-Inlaw: "Well if you had a little one you might not have gone out in the cold." Seriously, WTF?!!?😖🙎 like when does...
    galaxygurl galaxygurl 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    For those of you who have followed and read my previous stories, you would all know Liam and what he is to me. Okay, we've always kind of had communication difficulties when it...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    God sake what is wrong with me!? I'm over-analyzing every little thing! -.-
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Friends with benefits just as friends... I knew someone was going to have feelings and get their heart broken. I already had feelings for him. Thought I could handle them as I...
    Sunnybychance Sunnybychance 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    Yes and I'm not proud of it. Yeah I should've told my soon to be boyfriend from the start but I didn't. I've done everything you can imagine with this guy and well yeah... Somehow...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    I have terrible allergies and never go anywhere without Kleenex. Several boxes at home, another in the car and always have five or six folded in my shirt pocket.
    Smokedog32 Smokedog32 66-70, M 5 days ago

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    I have quite a lot of these it's good knowing that there is normally always someone available to sort out me and my needs anytime. my bf isn't the biggest so I need someone who can...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    Every day I wake up and have a song in my head that I had in my dream. My husband ask what is song of the day. The songs exist I search them on youtube but they are...
    bluerapturephotography bluerapturephotography 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    She favors her first born. Overtly. It's disgusting. Next in monster-in-law's hierarchy of favoritism are the baby-makers. Then comes her only single child (age 35) who has to be...