Do you think these difficulties increase or decrease for someone with a mental disorder? For people who have Asperger’s disorder or autistic disorder, social interaction is complicated. Although people with Asperger’s are thought to have high-functioning autism, they still have social problems. For example, people with Asperger’s don’t contribute as much socially and emotionally, and they don’t know how to use nonverbal behaviors as well, like eye contact, according to an abnormal psychology textbook. Although this doesn’t happen for everyone, it’s a stereotype that someone with these disorders will not share his or her emotions as frequently. For example, they might not say “I love you” or show affection as often, because they don’t understand and express emotions as well as the typical person. Keep in mind, this may not apply to everyone who has Asperger’s or autism. There is the proposed autism spectrum disorder, which places autism and Asperger’s together.
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Basic symptoms will be the same, but specifics may differ. Decide what you think of him and let him know. Are you kidding me with this article? It is all about the woman working hard and the guy not getting it. I have been married to a man with Aspergers for 67 years and it has been hell. Here's what you need to know. He will NEVER ask you how your are or even care? He will NEVER understand your perspective even if you explain a million times. And on and on.
I would NEVER recommend this to any NT. It is fraught with constant frustration and struggle. Why do this when you can find someone else who is NT and not spend your whole life dealing with basic issues that shouldn't even be such huge problems? WHY do that to yourself needlessly? ? I do believe those with Asperger's are best off finding someone similar, just as NT's are best off finding someone of the same wiring. Aspie/NT combination is almost always doomed for failure. My husband has not been diagnosed, but I do feel he is Asperger, he just has to many systems. I feel he try’s hard to make me happy, but he always thinks I am mad at him any time I get upset.
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He lives by himself about a 6. 5 hours away. Comes home on Thursday evening. Leaves again come Monday. He seems to need his alone time. I do love him very much. Did you get counseling for how to handle his issues? I feel this might help me. If you have any suggestions I would appreciate it.
I am Aspie and so is my boyfriend. While I agree with the advice, I also have to disagree with the assumption that Autism is a mental illness. While we do not have neurotypical brains, we are actually more capable in many situations as those who are. We are more sensitive to stimuli and process more information than the neurotypicals we know. As a female Aspie, I have learned to hide myself quite well, so you would never know I am unless I told you. You can't fake not having a mental illness if you have one. In fact, usually, you are unaware that you have one period. Being different, does not a mental illness make. I am a 78 year old male just recently self-diagnosed with Asperger's (working on a formal evaluation.
) I can say firsthand that this is mostly pretty solid advice, however, there is an all-too-common error in the beginning of the article that contributes to misunderstanding and misinformation. Autism is not a mental disorder or illness. It is categorized most broadly as a pervasive developmental disorder. The difference here is subtle, but key. Mislabeling autistic people as having a mental illness contributes to misperceptions that they are irrational and unstable, or that it can be cured. This is nonsense, as our inherent brain differences are permanent and present from an early age, and generally make us more straightforward and rational than neurotypical or allistic people. To use an analogy, NT people calling autism a mental illness is like a human calling Spock crazy for being consistently logical and honest. We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you.
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