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by Jim
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Am I the only one who..?
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Am I the only one who..?

No, you're not the only one. Dodgy balance is quite common in dyspraxic due to the hand to eye coordination difficulties, whilst poor fine/gros motor control can make things like gripping a pen, buttoning up a shirt, tying laces into a infuriating mission. Concentration is often effected by the cogn...
by Jim
Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Surviving Valentines Day!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2662

Re: Surviving Valentines Day!!

Exactly. As I said last year I don't really care for the commercial / materialistic side of it but society does have a habit of shoving this kind of thing into ones face. Valentine's along with Xmas, Mothers, Fathers days etc are incredibly well placed to make a singleton feel just that bit more lon...
by Jim
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Has anyone here got a job without special treatment?
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Has anyone here got a job without special treatment?

I have a job without 'special' treatment.

The job market is tough, a lot of competition before disabilities are even raised.

But you just have to keep chipping away at it.
by Jim
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Disability and forced guardianship/conservatorship
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Disability and forced guardianship/conservatorship

I think it all comes down to the mental capacity of the individual. If that person has a history of putting themselves (and/or others at risk) then there is a argument for forcibly taking away some of their independence not only for their safety but for those of others. This applies to all of societ...
by Jim
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Purchasing big items
Replies: 1
Views: 1793

Re: Purchasing big items

You could try going to kind of shop which has examples in the showroom that you get a feel for.

Reviews are all very well, but what what you like and what's right for you is very subjective.
by Jim
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Will I ever get to have a "hot" girlfriend if I have dyspraxia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: Will I ever get to have a "hot" girlfriend if I have dyspraxia?

Well ofcourse bueaty is in the eye of the beholder but if it's movie poster looks you're looking for then I think you are barking up the wrong tree. It's a massively unrealistic aspiration for anyone really not least because movie poster looks are enhanced by 'photo' editing software and such forth....
by Jim
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cats
Replies: 9
Views: 2842

Re: Cats

Cats can be very strange. In my time I've lived with ten cats and they've all had distinctly different personalities to each other (even the ones who are related to each other). Their characters are just as individual as people really and it's fascinating watching them interact with their environmen...
by Jim
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: People find me annoying
Replies: 10
Views: 3402

Re: People find me annoying

Remember that there's two sides to every coin. Younger people often lack the emotional maturity to realise that people are very diverse and therefore struggle to tolerate people whom are different from themselves. We are all guilty of this. I had periods of pretty bad bullying myself as a teenager a...
by Jim
Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Missing somebody and Introducing
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Missing somebody and Introducing

I'm quite experienced in 'unrequited love'. I've definitely felt a love for a person which was not returned in kind although with each one I have been good friends with. The first couple were in my teens and involved my first 'crush'. I fancied this girl so much that I felt physically sick because o...
by Jim
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Blackadder
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Re: Blackadder

Blackadder is quite simply brilliant... There's often rumours that they might make another series but it would seem unlikely partly because they can't seem to agree what era to set it in.

In many ways it's probably best left alone.
by Jim
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: My Boyfriend Has Dyspraxia
Replies: 14
Views: 5504

Re: My Boyfriend Has Dyspraxia

It was only then that he told me the truth: that he tries so hard over the course of the week to cope with day to day activities, to keep up with others' conversations, to monitor his movements so he doesn't accidentally whack me 24/7, that it all becomes unbearable and he needs a night to let of s...
by Jim
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Occupational health or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Re: Occupational health or not?

Ask for some clinical supervision and express these concerns in confidence with your supervisor, you can discuss the possibility of going to occupational health but with like everything it's potluck in whether you get an assessor who takes you seriously, in my experience they aren't really aware of ...
by Jim
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Relationships and dates with guys who don't have dyspraxia
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Relationships and dates with guys who don't have dyspraxia

Personally I don't think he needs to know until some way into the relationship. If he likes you, then he'll like you regardless. And when you do tell him, and you will because good relationships work on openness and honesty you should do so casually. Don't make a big thing of it. If he reacts badly,...
by Jim
Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Online Dating Progress
Replies: 35
Views: 7318

Re: Online Dating Progress

Well, perhaps take a sabbatical from looking.

But never give up hope.
by Jim
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Gokarting
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Gokarting

Absolutely love it, great fun. As long as you're sensible (i.e. don't be a twat) then you're not going to hurt yourself. Coordination wise, it's not as a big a deal as you may think. It's not as challenging as something like tennis which requires good hand eye coordination in every direction. You ca...