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groovygardener42069 OP wrote

I mean there's never any one way to be, that's why it's a spectrum

My whole life I thought I was a weirdo, and kind of identified that way, self-deprecation and all. When I finally connected the dots that it's "high functioning" (whatever that means) autism, a lot of the stuff that used to keep me up at night (social faux pas, etc) kinda melted away.

The only person I've talked about my autism with irl is my wife, not even my mom. Kinda for the same reasons, why do they need to know and why do I need to deal with their projection?