Validating others with words
If someone told me they had Asperger’s now, I would run in the opposite direction.” ‘m 12 months out from a 9 month marriage to a man diagnosed with AS (diagnosed after our marriage).He changed literally overnight, the warm emotions that he was so good at role playing disappeared once he had the ring on my finger and a housewife to look after him.
here is zero desire to hear the other person’s perspective.Why should you know how to spot a man who has Asperger’s Syndrome? Yet, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which include Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), are all about communication challenges and lack of emotional understanding.People with Asperger’s syndrome do not possess “Theory of Mind” abilities, which means they aren’t able to recognize and understand the thoughts, beliefs, desires and intentions of other people in order to make sense of their behavior.Men with Asperger’s Syndrome are not able to recognize their own lack of empathy or their other deficits.
o not minimize the extent of my having been changed from a vivacious, sensual, happy, loving, athletic, healthy, wealthy, bright, articulate, fairly socially adept human to being melded and molded to accommodate an autistic adult into exactly the opposite of who I am for the sake of a one-sided relationship.” Initially, a woman may admire the man’s intelligence, knowledge, good manners, old-fashioned sensibilities, unconventional charm, child-like qualities, and his practical, rational way of looking at the world.
A diagnosis of AS includes social impairments, such as: Many incorrectly believe that those with AS—considered a “high-functioning” Autism Spectrum Disorder—have a mild disability and need next to nothing in the way of support.