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by desertboy
Sun May 19, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Well hello
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: Well hello

Hello Al,

Just wanted to let you know that I've just joined the forum and I teach English to foreigners, too. I think that it's one of the more dyspraxic friendly jobs out there.
by desertboy
Sun May 19, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Religion
Replies: 64
Views: 14705

Re: Religion

For a while I was a born again Christian. I had to leave in order to retain any semblance of sanity.This form of Christianity is a nothing but a poisonous, manipulative and brainwashing cult.I am now an agnostic about the big questions in life. I suspect learning disabled people are prone to cults l...
by desertboy
Sun May 19, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: Hello :)

Faye said "I use negative discrimination as a strength to get me through."

Very fine words of wisdom indeed. Even though I am more than double your age in chronological years, I truly have a lot to learn from you in terms of emotional maturity.
by desertboy
Sun May 19, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

An Introduction

I would like to introduce myself. I am almost 47 years old. I was only diagnosed at the age of 38. I am now working overseas as a teacher of English as a foreign language. I had always known that something was wrong with me. Even my peers at primary school to me, "How come you're clever but suc...
by desertboy
Sun May 19, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Do any other Dyspraxics get mistaken for Gay?
Replies: 31
Views: 15672

Re: Do any other Dyspraxics get mistaken for Gay?

My late homophobic father several times accused me of being gay because of my lack of success with women. He even used these words, "Your stepmother thinks you're a bloody queer. Are you?" If I had actually been gay, there is the possibility that I would have punched his lights out. Actual...
by desertboy
Sat May 18, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Struggling to find love
Replies: 19
Views: 5112

Re: Struggling to find love

Dear Mark, I was in the same boat as you at the age of 25 (I'm now 47). Dyspraxia can be a very emasculating condition. I don't think many western l women are attracted to dyspraxics unless the condition is very mild.. Most western neurotypical women want a man who is good with his hands and practic...
by desertboy
Sat May 18, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Normal Jobs for Dyspraxics
Replies: 20
Views: 7984

Re: Normal Jobs for Dyspraxics

I have just joined this forum. I apologise if I'm rekindling an old thread, but I think I may be able to answer the original poster's (OP) question. I also have dyspraxia. Despite a reasonable level of education (BA in Business Studies, 2:1) and an IQ of 115 (not great but better than average & ...