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by Jim
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Life Expectancy For Dyspraxics
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: Life Expectancy For Dyspraxics

I've never really thought about it to be fair. But I would find it difficult to isolate dyspraxia in relation to a individuals life expectancy. There are just too many other factors to consider.
by Jim
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Your opinions please re: In a relationship with a man with dyspraxia.
Replies: 27
Views: 5191

Re: Your opinions please re: In a relationship with a man with dyspraxia.

Absolutely Tom. I think we need to be careful before we put the onus on any particular individual or group to accommodate or tolerate others. There are in excess of 7 Billion people on earth all whom feel and think differently. The diversity is enormus and it's impossible for everyone to understand ...
by Jim
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: I had my driving test today and failed it
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

Re: I had my driving test today and failed it

The test is as much about phsychlogy and nerves. I think everyone feels a high amount of anxiety on a driving test and unfortunately this does not help your concentration. I actually passed the driving test on my first attempt. That's not to brag, you see quite early on in my test after a couple of ...
by Jim
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: single mum with dislexia and dispraxia in serious debt problem need help
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: single mum with dislexia and dispraxia in serious debt problem need help

Your ex sounds like a bit of a stupid monster if you don't mind me saying. That's not the word I used in my head to describe him :-k I would imagine that personal budgeting is not the best skill for anyone. I don't recall learning about bank accounts, mortgages, bills or debits at school. The way I...
by Jim
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: dilema
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: dilema

The advice would be, don't lie.

Honesty. Learn how to turn a negative around to a positive.
by Jim
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Work
Topic: feel so disheartened,like giving up
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: feel so disheartened,like giving up

I once got declined by Tesco on account of being and I kid you not 'over qualified'. At the time I simply had my GCSEs and one mesley A level that I only just passed.

So yeah, screw Tesco.
by Jim
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Finding a hobby(for dyspraxics!!!)
Replies: 30
Views: 4899

Re: Finding a hobby(for dyspraxics!!!)

Personality defines your hobby not the perceived difficulty.

I'm pretty sure we have members here who things like fencing and martial arts which dyspraxia is less than ideal for.

But fun is where you find it.
by Jim
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Your opinions please re: In a relationship with a man with dyspraxia.
Replies: 27
Views: 5191

Re: Your opinions please.

I think sometimes we have to pause for thought. It's all too easy to feel instant offence. For the post which catalysed this conversation, I honestly don't think it was intended to belittle or offend anyone here. It was sharing a bad personal experience with someone who just so happened to be dyspra...
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: 2274

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: 2695

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: 1738

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: 5095

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: 2521

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: 2521

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...