One of the main reasons behind this is that those on the spectrum will most likely experience major difficulties with understanding and expressing emotions, especially romantically.I have been diagnosed with high functioning autism, previously labelled as Asperger’s.I hate labels with a passion, so, I very rarely tell people about this diagnosis.
Love, affection and communication can be puzzling for everyone, but for those on the spectrum it can feel impossible.
Here are a few things that I have found along the way that have helped me and will hopefully be of help to others too.
The easiest way to love someone on the spectrum is by learning to accept them.
Trying to change them will not be possible, even if they do change slightly they will be extremely unhappy on the inside and will be living a life that does not feel natural to them.
Also bear in mind, you will probably never understand how their brain ticks.
My partner jokingly refers to my brain as being wired upside down.
However, I think my brain works perfectly, just differently.
I see things from an entirely different perspective to him, which allows us to challenge one another and learn alternative ideas and thinking.
We contrast, but then we fit perfectly together as two pieces of a jigsaw slotting into place.