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Date Posted: 20:36:41 07/21/06 Fri
I have come to this forum looking for some insight. I do not have dyslexia; however, I really like someone that does...in fact, I think I love him. I have been trying to relay to this person now for almost a year about how much I really like him, but I don't think he gets it. He's really shy, so I don't want to be pushy, but yet, I don't think he picks up on my hints either. I'm trying to differentiate between what might be his dyslexia verses lack of interest. For example: Many have said this person is not interested because he rarely initiates contact with me(thus he is lazy), but yet, if I initiate a meeting, he will respond, and if we meet, we have a great time together. We once stayed up all night talking until 9 in the morning.(time just flew, it was crazy) Having spent time with him, I've learned that his dyslexia is more than just problems with reading, but also processing the details of everyday life. I've learned that he is a phone dork and doesn't know what to say on the phone. (which I think is cute). I have found myself having to "invite" myself to do things, which is weird. He called me once on a Friday to say hi and ask what my plans were for the weekend. After I told him what few errands I had to do for the weekend, I thought maybe he would ask me to do something, but instead he said he had nothing else to say. It wasn't until after I suggested meeting him where he was going to be at did he say, "sure, come on over." And then we'd have a great time. So, I'm wondering how does dyslexia affect dating and relationships. It's weird that he'll remember something I said a year ago, but not something I said a week ago. I can also call and leave a message with him and sometimes I hear back right away, and other times I won't hear back from him for 2 weeks, and then when I do hear from him, it's like the 2 weeks never even transpired. Does any of this sound familiar when it comes to dyslexia and social skills? Or is it just a guy being a guy? Or a combination of both? I have a lot more I could say, but I'll start with this. I'd love to hear feedback from both dyslexics and those in relationships with dyslexics. By the way, I am a social worker and have compassion for all. I don't judge others and try to always look at the positive side of things. Please feel free and comfortable to say whatever is on your mind. Thanks in advance for reading my message and for any feedback you can provide me.
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