I’m curious if anyone else has a strong fear of abandonment. I’m reluctant to even try to answer why there might be a link between being autistic and fear of abandonment because thinking too hard about it makes me feel a bit queasy.
Huh, well I’m okay if you don’t try to answer this, but to answer your curiosity, I’m aspie and abandonment/rejection is one of my greatest fears.
I recognize that it’s a fear you truly can’t help and I in no way fault you for it or expect you to overcome it because of words here or anything like that, but I’m always gonna be here, kid, so try not to worry about me.
"It’s a metaphor, see. You put the bacon thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the…um…well, you eat it, actually, ‘cause it’s there and you’re nearly tasting it. So it’s not a metaphor. Um. I have no idea where I was going with that. Want some bacon?"
Shout out to my mom whose immediate reaction to seeing a picture I posted of a fountain that had detergent put in it to make it foam up was to question whether I had done it and assume (quite correctly) that I wished it’d been me if I hadn’t.