Aspergers and Depression in young adults

Rosemary - posted on 03/05/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son who is 23 has Aspergers and depression, no friends, no job but is in a program to help him find one. He so desperately wants friends, and people to reach out to but it seems no one wants to connect with him, my heart breaks for him because he will call people and text them but they won't reciprocate, unfortunately he has very few interests so finding people with those interests will be next to impossible but he can't change, he hates tv, sports, movies, he lays in bed most of the time and I'm crying most of the time because I don't know what to do or where to take him. Is anyone else in the same situation?

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Rosemary - posted on 03/05/2015

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Thank you so much for posting, and understanding. My son only likes scrabble and monopoly, in fact just last night we took him to a scrabble club where he played one game and you're supposed to play 3 but that was incredible of him to get out of the house because when you are depressed its so hard to do anything... You mentioned play station, my son only plays one game (Vampire Rain) does your son know this game or have it by any chance maybe they could become friends on this... I'm trying to get my son to expand his interests to try other games I'll buy him anything, what does your son like to play? Where are you located?

Duse1 - posted on 03/05/2015

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My son is a total Hermit, does not have friends only family that understands him.
only thing is he likes himself very well, love TV lives through it too much as a matter of fact, and seems to want to keep to himself.. I feel for you son. what activities does he seem to like.. My son only wants to play games and watch TV.. so I might not be of any help to you.. I would say help him build on what he does like.. I once thought about taking away the TV and Play station games from my own son.. Then realized what a terrible thing that would be for him.. it was his only activity by then.

My son at one time was very active.. Played Baseball, Football, Basketball,,Boy Scouts 4-H.. pretty much everything his younger brother did and then some.. But he never really liked any of them.. Does your son love to play an instrument,, listen to music.. if so let him build on that,, then introduce him to people with the same likes he does.. you will need to talk to these people first sorta be the middle person... see how much they are consumed with the same activities he is.. then introduce them.. see how that works.. and for God sake if it does work let me know. cause even though it seems like I might have the answer,, I really do not.. I know how lonely your son can be at times,, I feel for you both..Good Luck.. and please let me know..

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