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Autism and Family Friends Not Understanding

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Hello, I’m 26 with Aspergers or asd and my family friends I stay with have a bad habit of screaming at me, even their own daughter scolds me. I break down and cry when they do — they deal with mental health issues too — how do I handle this issue?

Autism and Family Friends Not Understanding

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I am very glad you have asked this question. I will encourage you to join the forums at PsychCentral that are specifically created for individuals with Aspergers. This will help you connect with a community of people who can offer you suggestions in hope to cope this this.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Autism and Family Friends Not Understanding

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Autism and Family Friends Not Understanding. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 20, 2019, from
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