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by Xenavire
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Personal grooming
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Personal grooming

To be fair, Jim, mental health and low self esteem can be caused (if indirectly) by Dyspraxia, so it could still be related. And for what it's worth, I'm a lot more attentive to my grooming than I was as a kid/teen, and a lot of that is because people brought it up (and in the case of my teeth, one ...
by Xenavire
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Personal grooming
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Personal grooming

He sounds like the total opposite of myself (I do take my time on all counts and do my best to not miss anything.) If he is insecure, it'll be tough, but no matter what, you should find a way to tell him. He might not realise it, and it certainly sounds unpleasant to be around for extended periods o...
by Xenavire
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: One of those moments
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: One of those moments

Your chin!? That's impressive! I've gotten my hands a couple of times while cooking, and managed to splash boiling water down my leg, but a chin burn is outstanding!

Hope it doesn't hurt too much, burns are awful. I also hope that you don't one-up yourself in the near future.
by Xenavire
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: One of those moments
Replies: 4
Views: 43

One of those moments

Normally, I can totally ignore the effects of my Dyspraxia. But now and then I'll have one of those moments where I just can't explain it any other way. I just managed to cut my lip with a beard trimmer. The very thing I got to reduce the number of shaving injuries! Anyone else have one of those mom...
by Xenavire
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: New to dyspraxia
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: New to dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is surprisingly pervasive. I'm not certain that there isn't an aspect of my life it doesn't affect in some way. The important thing is that you have never let it affect you, and that you never let it in the future either. It doesn't hurt to learn more, especially on the off-chance any of y...
by Xenavire
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Sensory overload - how does it feel?
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Sensory overload - how does it feel?

I don't know what is typical, but I have sensitivity in all five senses. The only one I can say that properly overloads is my hearing (when there are too many distinct sounds at once, or of extreme volume, I get massive headaches.) I'm lucky that I don't overload more easily, but once I get one of t...
by Xenavire
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Random acts of kindness
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Random acts of kindness

Ouch, that must have hurt. I've never really liked those drain gratings, but I've never fallen afoul of them.
by Xenavire
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and fajitas
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Dyspraxia and fajitas

I've never eaten fajitas (I'd like to, however), but if I'm not mistaken, they share some similarities with tacos on the mess factor. So for anyone that hates eating tacos that break, I have a life hack for you. Get normal tacos and soft (wrap style) tacos. Use a sticky sauce (I use liquid nacho che...
by Xenavire
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Random acts of kindness
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Random acts of kindness

Those are some great stories. And Tom, don't let that get you down, because I have it trumped on epic level of screw up. It was, in fact, the last act of kindness I can clearly remember receiving, and it was a good fourteen or so years ago (although I should point out I have issues with my memory, s...
by Xenavire
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Random acts of kindness
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Random acts of kindness

I just had an experience that made me think. I rarely let myself pass by someone that genuinely needs my help without stopping and helping. On the flip side, I can't remember the last time someone else has stopped to help me (not that I need help very often.) That's why I was wondering what other pe...
by Xenavire
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Feeling Down About Dyspraxia
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Feeling Down About Dyspraxia

I don't want to sound mean, but attitude does factor in largely into how relationships unfold, and your "woe is me" outlook on dating is probably killing your chances with a lot of people. I'm not going to say that dating, or maintaining a relationship, is easy for Dyspraxic people. It's not, I know...
by Xenavire
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dating a dyspraxic adult
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Dating a dyspraxic adult

Well, maybe someone here can refer you to someone they have been to? I'd suggest mine, but I doubt you are living in New Zealand.

Beyond that, I suppose calling around or emailing different doctors to get more information would be the way to start.
by Xenavire
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dating a dyspraxic adult
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Dating a dyspraxic adult

I don't have advice per se, but I should mention Dyspraxic people are prone to depression and anxiety. If nothing else works, maybe bring up seeing a specialist? I know that worked wonders for my own issues.
by Xenavire
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Feeling overwhelmed.
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Feeling overwhelmed.

It does and it doesn't. You aren't going to wake up someday and find that everything is suddenly "normal" (for lack of a better term.) But once you have accepted it you'll realise that despite all the things you struggle with, there is plenty you are capable of or even excel at. As time goes on, eit...
by Xenavire
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Just diagnosed and looking for support
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Just diagnosed and looking for support

I certainly know the feeling Lainey40, especially the lecture portion. For me personally, it was intense difficulty with handwriting that made it so difficult to keep up, but it differs for most of us where our strengths and weaknesses lie. Don't feel bad about holding hands to cross the road either...