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June 27th, 2004

asperger's, depression, my family, 'n' me. (long) @ 11:10 pm

Current Mood: aggravated agitated
Current Music: various mp3s from Bootie

 
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From:valree
Date:June 28th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
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My dad is the same way too. It's most men's inclination to fix problems, and when they can't fix the problems of their loved ones, they can only offer advice. Ineffective or inappropriate as it may seem. What I'm saying is empathy is not a dad's strong point. And I think you're talking about something that is a little beyond his scope of understanding, so he's just offering his love, as bizarre and foreign as his brand of love may seem. It's hard for people who don't have the same issues to understand that their efforts may only contribute to the problem.
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From:elegantelbow
Date:June 28th, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC)
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*nod*

This is something Debra Tannen talked about in You Just Don't Understand. That men (in general) tended to offer advice first, and women (in general) tended to offer sympathy first, and that someone looking for one would be frustrated by receiving the other.

That's a lovely icon, by the way, where did it come from?
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From:valree
Date:June 29th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I made it... traced a photo in Photoshop.

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