How do you survive an Aspergers marriage?

Marriage Advice for NT Partners From Adults With Asperger’s

  1. Avoid talking down to your AS (autism spectrum) partner.
  2. Take your AS partner at face value.
  3. Be clear and specific about your expectations.
  4. Respect your AS partner’s need for downtime.

How do I know if my husband has 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 don’t pick up on “how” something was said, only on “what” was said. People with Asperger’s may also lack empathy, the ability to understand the feelings of others.

Can an autistic man fall in love?

One of the most Googled questions neurotypicals ask about dating on the autism spectrum is “can autistic people fall in love?” To be honest, this question always catches me off guard. Of course they can! They’re human! It’s a common misconception that autistic people cannot feel or express emotions.

What is ongoing traumatic relationship syndrome?

Currently, FAAAS favors the term “ongoing traumatic relationship syndrome” (OTRS). They define it as “a new trauma-based syndrome, which may afflict individuals who undergo chronic, repetitive psychological trauma within the context of an intimate relationship.”

How do I know if I am autistic?

Main signs of autism

  1. finding it hard to understand what others are thinking or feeling.
  2. getting very anxious about social situations.
  3. finding it hard to make friends or preferring to be on your own.
  4. seeming blunt, rude or not interested in others without meaning to.
  5. finding it hard to say how you feel.

How do you deal with ongoing trauma?

Unwanted distressing memories, images, or thoughts Remind yourself that they are just that, memories. Remind yourself that it’s natural to have some memories of the trauma(s). Talk about them to someone you trust. Remember that, although reminders of trauma can feel overwhelming, they often lessen with time.

Is there such a thing as Cassandra affective Deprivation Disorder?

Cassandra affective deprivation disorder, sometimes referred to as “Affective deprivation disorder” or “Ongoing Traumatic Relationship Syndrome” and abbreviated as CADD, AfDD or OTRS is a fictional currently unproven disorder that is supposed to be caused by the horrible nightmare of having an autistic spouse.

Is there such a thing as Cassandra Syndrome?

Cassandra Syndrome. Also referred to as Ongoing Traumatic Relationship Syndrome or Affective Deprivation Disorder and abbreviated as CADD, OTRS or AfDD. What is it? In Greek mythology, Apollo gives Cassandra the gift of prophecy; the ability to foresee the future.

How did Maxine Aston invent Cassandra affective Deprivation Disorder?

Marriage counselor Maxine Aston invented the term after talking with wives who complained of having emotionally distant husbands. She later wrote a paper on her disorder, which cited websites and “common knowledge” instead of peer-reviewed evidence.

How is affective Deprivation Disorder ( AFDD ) related to sad?

What is Affective Deprivation Disorder (AfDD) – The easiest way to understand it is to relate it to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is caused by sunlight deprivation; this can cause a neurochemical imbalance in the brain.