Do you have an Asperger relationship?
|This youtube video describes symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome.
If you or your partner have Asperger’s you may find communication more challenging.
There are ways to improve your communication.
People with Asperger’s often withdraw. Spending long periods in solitary activities is common. They may not participate in family life.
The non-Asperger’s partner can suffer from emotion deprivation and loneliness.
People with Asperger’s do care about other people’s feelings. They struggle to read the subtle signs of different emotional states. Asperger’s varies enormously from person to person. Some do not feel adversely affected by Asperger’s and value the gifts it brings.
How can couple counselling help an Asperger relationship?
- It provides a forum for both people to explain what they want from the relationship.
- The meaning and impact of Asperger’s on the relationship can be explored.
- New strategies for communicating can be developed to meet your needs.
Sex in an Asperger relationship can be complicated
For some Asperger people sex is an important part of the relationship. For others sex is disconnected from emotional expression.
Sensory sensitivity can affect sex too. During arousal and orgasm the senses are heightened. Sensitivity to touch, especially genital areas can feature. A repulsion to the taste and smell of bodily fluids is not uncommon. This can make sex excruciating and frustrating for someone with Asperger’s.