When I was 17, we moved to a small town from a big city. I didn’t want to move. I was used to the house I lived in and the neighborhood also. I had never seen the house we were moving to, never even heard of the town. I was very depressed and cried a lot. Once the move happened, it turned out to be a great thing. People were friendly and there were fewer of them.
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It took a few months and I was able to get a new job as a merchandiser but it was in a larger store in a mall. Due to my slow processing, I still had some problems with customers even though I wasn't on the cash desk. I would misunderstand what they said or I would hear them but not understand anything so I would have to ask them to repeat themselves a few times. One person who didn’t happen to be the same race as me decided I was racist because I couldn’t understand and went to my boss, but the problem also happened with people the same race as me.
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I wasn’t ready to leave school so I stayed an extra year doing my fun courses. I had graduated the year before with more than enough credits for my diploma. In this final year, at almost 20 years old, I got my first boyfriend. I was in a relationship with the boy for almost 3 years. During this time he abused me in different ways, mainly when he was drunk. I knew it was wrong, but I didn't leave him. I didn't have anyone close to me to talk to about it and I didn't want to leave him because I didn't think I'd ever meet anyone else. Girls with asperger’s are more likely to get into trouble in relationships because we trust the other person and don't think that they would want to hurt us. We also don’t think anyone else is out there for us so we have to keep what we have no matter how bad it is. We also don’t like change and dumping a boyfriend is a big change.
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