Not Wanting to Talk about Something with Autism

Does somebody come up to you once in a while and ask a question? Does somebody message you a question? Is the answer you give either a no response or I just don’t want to talk about it? If it is, what could be the reason? Are you embarrassed? Does it give you a flashback of something bad? Are you afraid you might be judged for something you’ve done that you wish you didn’t? I’m sure you’ve discussed the answers to these questions with people but very few. Sometimes you do things that you wish you didn’t. Sometimes it’s best that you don’t discuss it any further no matter the outcome of the action. I’ve been there on a couple of occasions in my life. People have asked about them. I would either lie or not respond. I would also say I don’t want to talk about it. When they ask, my mood changes. Some people will tell you that talking about it is the best thing. You take that in but still don’t want to spit it out. When you don’t want to talk about something, you can kindly tell them it’s something you don’t want to discuss. If they like you, they’ll understand. Friends or lovers, close friends or not, they will love you if they care. Sometimes it’s not their business, not everything is. But it’s best not to lie when you answer like I use to. Don’t ignore them as that might make them upset. You don’t want to give the cold shoulder and fire their face to turn hot. What happens, they’ll get angry. Sometimes things shouldn’t be talked about. Know what should and what shouldn’t. Talking helps but if doesn’t, don’t.

Louis Scarantino

Louis Scarantino is a man on the autism spectrum. He advocates for autism awareness. He grew up in Northeastern PA. He started writing and speaking after meeting his favorite singer Shania Twain! He's also published articles for The Mighty, Thought Catalog, YourTango, and Unwritten! He has his own website! He hopes to become an international Autism Advocate and get a film made about his life!

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