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by Xenavire
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Looking after a house!
Replies: 22
Views: 3840

Re: Looking after a house!

I absolutely understand, I'm exhausted after a few hours of pretty much any intensive (physical or mental) activity. I believe a lot of us are that way to an extent - in order to compensate for our shortcomings, our brains and bodies work overtime. Is balance an issue? Your muscles work harder to ke...
by Xenavire
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New & Confused
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: New & Confused

Hi Charlotte. I'd advise you look into getting a formal diagnosis, as having that question hanging over your head is likely adding to your stress. Not everyone reacts to the news the same way either, but you seem level headed and my guess is that you would be relieved to have an explanation, rather ...
by Xenavire
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dyspraxia and Partners
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Dyspraxia and Partners

I also moved to another country to be with someone - love is a powerful motivator. Unsolved, a piece of advice, in case any of the stories here make you feel inadequate or out of place - we aren't all affected in the same way. Some of us are high functioning, some of us less so. Some can drive, live...
by Xenavire
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: What exactly is Dyspraxia?
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: What exactly is Dyspraxia?

Just to be crystal clear, I don't think that anything you have said indicates that you don't have Dyspraxia. In fact, based on what you have said, I think it is likely you do have it. But I'm not a trained professional, so if you aren't sure, you should definitely ask someone that is. Having a diagn...
by Xenavire
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: What exactly is Dyspraxia?
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: What exactly is Dyspraxia?

Not everyone has all the specific signs or 'symptoms' of Dyspraxia. I'm the total opposite on several of your points, yet I'm sure there are plenty of things you have no trouble with that I am abysmal at doing. If you have been formally diagnosed, I believe that's all you need to tell people when yo...
by Xenavire
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Not practical?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Not practical?

I have to agree that those are pretty poor options to be given as self start career choices. They are better as hobbies, really. And I agree, even being careful, the baking option can be a problem for some of us, as forgetting to turn the heat off once can do some serious damage, so using an oven mo...
by Xenavire
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dyspraxia and Partners
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Dyspraxia and Partners

I think it's safe to say that depression is relatively common for Dyspraxics. I myself was depressed from a very young age until my early twenties. However, when I was getting treatment, my first medication did nothing, so that is probably the first place to look, if he has been on it for a signific...
by Xenavire
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello ... I’m new here
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Hello ... I’m new here

Are there actually places that still do that? I'm surprised.
by Xenavire
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello ... I’m new here
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Hello ... I’m new here

Hi there! Welcome, I really don't welcome people enough here. Not that I think you should change your mind, but as a guy, I never thought women wearing makeup looked good. I'll make an exception for being on camera - films and tv require a little makeup just to look natural, but wearing it for socia...
by Xenavire
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Thank you

Ex-pat Kiwi here, left a little over a decade ago (I moved for my girlfriend), but honestly I'm probably not the person you want to be talking about NZ with. I don't have a lot of fond memories (my school experience was far, far less positive than yours, and I suffered from severe depression from ro...
by Xenavire
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: I can't imagine
Replies: 1
Views: 264

I can't imagine

I just had a fun-ish idea. A game of sorts. All of us face certain problems, from coordination to concentration or emotional, and this forum is our place to let loose and talk about it. So let's have a bit of fun with it while we are at it! The idea is simple - name some activity that you can't imag...
by Xenavire
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Do you 'get better' at learning new skills?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Do you 'get better' at learning new skills?

Yes and no. I'm horrible at art (which is funny being the child of not one, but two artists that were trying to become professionals), and no amount of practice has made me any better at art. However, day to day coordination did get better over time for me, and things like catching a ball, using kni...
by Xenavire
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Asked to do something I can’t do
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Asked to do something I can’t do

If you enjoy what you do now, and it is beneficial for the company, you can attempt to politely turn him down and request a pay increase instead. As far as I am aware, nobody can force you to take a promotion if you don't want it, and I'm fairly sure it would be illegal to fire someone because they ...
by Xenavire
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Scientific Information and unusual symptoms
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Scientific Information and unusual symptoms

I'm sure someone else will provide more information, but the short version is that because not every Dyspraxic person has the same issues as every other Dyspraxic person, diagnosing based off symptoms is about the best anyone can hope for. If you are interested in why people have Dyspraxia, it's a l...
by Xenavire
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: people with dyspraxia look young for their age
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: people with dyspraxia look young for their age

I can tell you right now that this isn't always true. Maybe it was a little when I was a kid, but from my mid-teens people always thought I was much older than I actually was. When hanging out with a friend when I was 16, his mother was buying herself some alcohol and we tagged along because we were...