Asperger’s and Relationships

Why do people with Asperger’s syndrome have such difficulty socializing and communicating? According one prominent theory, it is the combination of delays and deficits in empathy together with superior skills in what is termed, systemizing, that create the behaviors we … Read more

All too often, spouses and partners of adults with Asperger’s syndrome are met with puzzled looks, bewilderment, or even skepticism when describing their relationships. These descriptions include rigidity, misinterpretation of intentions, difficulty anticipating or appreciating the non-Asperger’s partner’s feelings, emotional … Read more

“…when you find yourself staring defeatedly at your spouse over breakfast or watching them hunt through the dryer for a pair of socks, and you wonder, Who in the hell did I marry?-and you will-I can now say with absolute … Read more

Maxine Aston (2001) in her study of Asperger’s and sexual intimacy found that fifty percent of Asperger’s (AS) and neurotypical (NT) couples had no sexual activity within their relationship. In fact, “there was no affection or tactile expression whatsoever.” Indeed, … Read more

Are adults with Asperger’s syndrome more likely to feel and act aggressively than neurotypical people? If so, why? The first question is easy to answer – there is no evidence that people with Asperger’s are any more prone to aggressive … Read more

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