Despite the problems in relationship skills experienced by many people with Aspergers syndrome, some adults can progress along the relationship continuum and are able to experience romantic and subsequently intimate personal relationships, even becoming a lifelong partner.
Whats it like being in a relationship with someone with Aspergers?
They have a hard time reading verbal and nonverbal cues like body language and facial expressions, and may have trouble making eye contact. They sometimes dont pick up on “how” something was said, only on “what” was said. People with Aspergers may also lack empathy, the ability to understand the feelings of others.
What is an Aspergers meltdown in adults?
A meltdown is where a person with autism or Aspergers temporarily loses control because of emotional responses to environmental factors. They arent usually caused by one specific thing. Triggers build up until the person becomes so overwhelmed that they cant take in any more information.
Do I have to tell my employer Im autistic?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question. If you do decide to tell people you are autistic, you could try writing a list of benefits and drawbacks of doing so beforehand. You can ask a friend to help and list your strengths and potential difficulties.