If you’re not sure what to talk about, remember the acronym FORD: 

  • Family – Ask about their siblings, children, parents and/or friends.
  • Occupation – Ask about their job or school.
  • Recreation – Ask about what they enjoy doing outside of work/school.
  • Dreams – Ask about their future aspirations.

 

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aspergers relationshipsI believe that you deserve a place to belong.

I believe that you deserve relationships where you can be your whole self, your real self, the self that doesn’t have it all figured out, the self that makes mistakes, the self that hates itself sometimes. I believe that you deserve people who will see your whole self and accept you wholeheartedly.

I believe that within you is the spark of the divine, that your screw ups and your baggage do not have the power to define you, that no matter what you think of yourself and no matter the names that others have called you, you are overflowing with beauty and passion and potential.

I believe that it is good that you are alive, and that your life is a gift to the people who love you and to the people who have not met you yet but who will love you one day.

Dan Wendler, Improve Your Social Skills, Manifesto

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