Relationship Reflection Prompts

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Here are a few questions about interpersonal relationships and your autism journey that may spark some ideas.

The idea

Do you find reflecting, either via journaling or in other ways, helps you process and understand yourself, others, and the world better?

Here are a few questions to reflect on how your autism, and not knowing you were autistic, may have influenced your interactions with others, or them with you.

The prompts

  • How did being autistic effect how you got along with people in your grade school years? 
  • How did not knowing that you were autistic effect how you got along with people in your grade school years? 
  • How did being autistic effect how you got along with people in your middle school or high school years? 
  • How did not knowing that you were autistic effect how you got along with people in your middle school or high school years? 
  • How did being autistic effect your relationships with your parents, siblings, or other family members?
  • How did not knowing that you were autistic effect your relationships with your parents, siblings, or other family members?
  • How did being autistic effect your relationships with friends, teachers, employers, co-workers, strangers, or other people? 
  • How did not knowing that you were autistic effect your relationships with friends, teachers, employers, co-workers, strangers, or other people? 
  • How did being autistic effect your intimate relationships? 
  • How did not knowing that you were autistic effect your intimate relationships? 

I hope these spark some interesting thoughts.

Feel free to share any reflections in the comments, with others you trust, or to keep them to yourself.

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Heather Cook

Heather Cook

Hi, I’m Heather. I’m an Autistic writer, advocate, and life coach, and I'm building a life I love. I help other Autistics to build their own autism-positive life. I love reading, jigsaw puzzles, just about every -ology, and Star Trek!

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