I've been doing pretty well for a long time, so I haven't needed to be here. I've graduated, my long-distance relationship is going as well as can be expected, and I'm learning better how to avoid distressing situations. However, I'm now in a situation I can't really help. I've been unable to find full-time work, and am now going to have to move back in with my family because I can't afford my flat. I've cried numerous times at this prospect, because I'm pretty sure living there was among the contributing factors to my depression in my teens. It's not my family I mind so much (we do tend to grate on each other sometimes, but not nearly as badly as we used to) but the house is in the middle of nowhere, I have no means of transport, and everyone I know lives in the city forty minutes away where I currently am. I feel cooped-up when I'm there, and I've only just got used to socialising in a reasonably normal manner. I've tried to find a different job with full-time hours and thus enough pay to keep my own place, but have had no luck, and the support group I found to help find work for those with learning difficulties can't help me if I have any employment at all at the moment.
I don't think this is exactly the kind of thing this board is best set up to help with, but I'm not sure where else to go, so I thought I should ask if anyone's familiar with a support group which could help. I'd particularly be interested in finding one for adults with Aspergers', as the condition is probably not helping my reaction to the situation. Any advice would be welcome.
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