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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.
By our third anniversary, the illusion I’d created had been shattered…
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.
It can so thoroughly destroy a relationship that at one time seemed invulnerable.
If it’s well-hidden, and you’re not specifically looking for it, the condition can reveal itself slowly, one misunderstanding and baffling meltdown at a time. How many of us are struggling with something that reveals itself in such cruelly deceptive ways?