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by Jim
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Is my boyfriend treating me badly because of his dyspraxia?
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

Re: Is my boyfriend treating me badly because of his dyspraxia?

If he's treating you badly it's not because he's dyspraxic. No. For what ever reason at this point in his life he isn't a very nice person but it shouldn't be specifically be attributed to dyspraxia. We dyspraxics can have difficulty in processing information and quite often communicating with peopl...
by Jim
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Not all Doom and Gloom?
Replies: 8
Views: 2532

Re: Not all Doom and Gloom?

I know all too well the longing and feeling of loneliness. But there really is no silver bullet to it. One thing I learnt is that you have to take advice with a pinch of salt. When I listened to other people's advice I found myself propelled into situations that simply weren't right for me. In the e...
by Jim
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Work
Topic: so been advised by Shaw trust to disclose dyspraxia to collegues
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: so been advised by Shaw trust to disclose dyspraxia to collegues

Perhaps just casually mention it during supervision / appraisal?
by Jim
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Room 101
Replies: 22
Views: 4888

Re: Room 101

1: Shopping in supermarkets .... People being obliviously ignorant and inconsiderate to others, little girls wearing heelies and self service checkouts which stops to ask for store assistance on nearly every single item. I could write a book on this but in interest of time I will resist. 2: Voice r...
by Jim
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Division of labour after a baby
Replies: 12
Views: 2448

Re: Division of labour after a baby

Hehe forget school cookery lessons... I don't think I learnt a single thing in them.

Where you really learn cookery is at home. And Google is a good resource for tips and recipes.

Keep things simple.

Simple dishes done well can still be delicious.
by Jim
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Division of labour after a baby
Replies: 12
Views: 2448

Re: Division of labour after a baby

Learning difficulty is a broad spectrum and much of it overlaps.. everyone is still an individual with their own unique strengths and weakness. No diagnosis is a definitive list of symptoms which you must have to qualify for a condition. http://mccas.co.uk/uploads/3/4/5/5/34551552/1348060_orig.jpg T...
by Jim
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Division of labour after a baby
Replies: 12
Views: 2448

Re: Division of labour after a baby

I think I can see where your husband is coming from and in many ways I feel for him. Working long hours does sap your motivation for cooking and house work. But he needs to let you get on with it. It's not like you're not willing to do it. So perhaps divide it up in a time-table. For example, on Mon...
by Jim
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Hate being so clumsy!
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: Hate being so clumsy!

My level of clumsiness is relatively minor, although my poor motor control does result in my using things differently from the average Joe. Some people don't understand that and either mock or criticise me for it. Meh, that's their problem. I'll use the coping mechanism that works for me. So you lea...
by Jim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: I wear out shoes really quickly?
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Re: I wear out shoes really quickly?

If you're doing 15'000+ steps per day then you are going to be wearing shoes out. I imagine that relatively few people get anywhere near the 'reconmneded' 10'000 per day. I tend to average at least 15'000 per day and I too wear to shoes quickly. It's a combination of an abrasive style of waking and ...
by Jim
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: new - some advice please.
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: new - some advice please.

Hi Kater. I think it's great that you would like to explore what dyspraxia feels like to your son but just to caution you, it's not going to easy to understand nor for William to describe. Whilst he's doubtlessly aware of being 'different' he could well be in the very formulative stages of coming to...
by Jim
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: New job and should I inform them about dyspraxia
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: New job and should I inform them about dyspraxia

Quite a tricky one really. You have every right to disclose this and to request reasonable adjustment. It's difficult to predict how your colleagues will react to it though. Some people are quite accepting and tolerant whilst others can be ignorantly dismissive. It's a lottery to what'll you get. I ...
by Jim
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Online Dating Progress
Replies: 35
Views: 7436

Re: Online Dating Progress

* A bit of a long time bump on this thread for I have news. Online dating has finally succeeded for me and I am now in a relationship. Yes an actual relationship where I get to hangout with my girlfriend and do all the relationship type things. We're both quite shy and inhibited but we've approached...
by Jim
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: I'm not flirting, I'm just bubbly
Replies: 10
Views: 3088

Re: I'm not flirting, I'm just bubbly

So he told you that he loved your personality and the next thing you know is that he's asking you to change it?

This guy is bad news.
by Jim
Mon May 09, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Video games aren't a bad thing
Replies: 24
Views: 6147

Re: Video games aren't a bad thing

I have nothing against computer games but personally I don't enjoy them. This is mostly because I'm not particularly good at them and don't have the patience to improve at them. It's not an important part of my life, not one that I miss any way. I disagree with regards to the co-ordination. Even whe...
by Jim
Fri May 06, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Reflections on my 1,000th post
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Reflections on my 1,000th post

My congratulations to you and also my condolences.