Hi everyone, I am new to this group. I just realized that I have ebeen suffering with Aspergers my entire life (I am early twenties) and now I am at a loss. At tirst I felt that this was a good thing, to finally be able to understand myself. Then I felt a deep sense of sadness and fear--that it is something innately about me, and not my environment, that causes me to have difficulties in social interactions and also difficulties in making friends and be afraid of basically , and that the things I feel like I am talented in, like making connections between things and being focused on one topic, are listed as "symptoms" makes me angry as well. Now I was already anxioous and depressed before and now I am feeling just one more reason to feel frustrated. It is not my fault for being the way " am and I don't even know how to communicate to the people who haven't really understood what it is like to be me, how this affects the way I am in the world. I wish that I could be different in ways. Now I am despairing as I look back and see all these things where I just didn't get it and that was why there were problems. Any advice?
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