I’m not good with people and it’s difficult sometimes

I’ve never been good with people because of my autism, and I really don’t like when people put me on the spot or expect me to do things I’m not comfortable doing. There’s this young couple who lives 2 doors down from me and the guy’s mother is staying with them, and the father occasionally comes by and apparently, the son doesn’t want him to. Sometimes when I start to come outside for a cigarette, the father is sitting in my chair (which isn’t a big deal, but he can’t seem to leave me alone). He keeps asking me to do things that I’m not comfortable doing (knocking on his son and girlfriend’s door). I don’t know them and they don’t know me. The son tends to ignore the father’s efforts to contact him because I guess they don’t get along. The father keeps thanking me for doing these things when I don’t do them, I just say yeah ok when I really should say no. I just feel bad because it’s a sad situation all around. I just don’t want to get involved because it’s not my place to act as a mediator between father and son. I’m just going to have to say no and hope he doesn’t get too upset. I’m really not good with people and forced interaction. I just like to keep to myself honestly.

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Erin

I'm Erin, a 33 year old childfree woman with Asperger's living in Arizona. I am a disability and LGBT rights advocate. I enjoy blogging, movies, reading, journal writing, Android, The X-Files, metal, 80's and electronic music, cute things, ducks, pink, social networks, Hello Kitty, and Tweety.

2 comments on “I’m not good with people and it’s difficult sometimes

  1. This is me, too. I don’t understand why people meddle and/or expect others to, walking themselves right into the middle of others’ business. Like, why can’t we just mind our own? Why do they have to be so concerned with what others are doing if those things do not directly affect them?

    I have a hard time sticking up for myself when I’m dragged into the middle of things. I’ve noticed I become a bit of a people-pleaser, in that I’ll step into the mold of saying and doing whatever the person wants of me. I dislike it, and I find it results in emotional abuse much of the time—or some kind of abuse—because I do think the person realizes what it is happening and what they’re doing, because they take specific routes to put me in that place again.
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