How does Asperger's affect relationships?

Adults with Asperger's syndrome often have difficulties with initiating, maintaining and ending a conversation, and show a lack of reciprocity or conversational balance and a tendency to be pedantic with excessive and tedious detail (Attwood 2006).
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Can someone with Aspergers have a normal relationship?

Despite the problems in relationship skills experienced by many people with Asperger's syndrome, some adults can progress along the relationship continuum and are able to experience romantic and subsequently intimate personal relationships, even becoming a lifelong partner.
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What is it like to be in a relationship with someone with Asperger's?

People with Asperger's also have strengths that make them wonderful partners. They tend to be honest, loyal, humorous, and champions of the underdog. Autistic people don't often get caught up in social constructs, so they can see right to the heart of what matters.
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How do you cope with a partner who has Aspergers?

4 Ways to Cope When Your Partner Has Asperger's Syndrome
  1. Communicate your needs directly. Do this either verbally or in writing and without emotion. ...
  2. Set clear rules about parenting. ...
  3. Consider therapy. ...
  4. Seek support.
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Is it hard to date someone with Asperger's?

Dating can be hard for adults with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's. Many autistic adults struggle with discerning if their romantic interest is being honest. When their partner is not open and vulnerable from the beginning, they assume that means they are being dishonest.
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Why are relationships so difficult? (yet still so important for autistic people)

What are the 3 main symptoms of Aspergers?

What are the Symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome?
  • Inappropriate or minimal social interactions.
  • Conversations that almost always revolve around themselves or a certain topic, rather than others.
  • Not understanding emotions well or having less facial expression than others.
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What is the most distinctive symptom of a person with Asperger's?

One telltale sign of Asperger's syndrome is having difficulty in social situations. Common symptoms of Asperger's that may impact social interaction or communication include: Problems making or maintaining friendships. Isolation or minimal interaction in social situations.
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What should you not say to someone with Aspergers?

5 things to NEVER say to someone with Autism:
  • “Don't worry, everyone's a little Autistic.” No. ...
  • “You must be like Rainman or something.” Here we go again… not everyone on the spectrum is a genius. ...
  • “Do you take medication for that?” This breaks my heart every time I hear it. ...
  • “I have social issues too. ...
  • “You seem so normal!
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Do adults with Aspergers have anger issues?

In addition to difficulties with understanding emotions, individuals with ASDs may become angry quickly and may have difficulty calming themselves effectively. They often need to be taught skills to cope with an increase in irritability once they have been able to identify these emotions.
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How do adults with Aspergers behave?

Though people with Asperger's may find conversations to be hard or frustrating, they generally have average to high intelligence and strong verbal skills. They tend to engage in repetitive behavior and may have trouble understanding complicated feelings, gestures, or sarcasm.
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Can someone with Aspergers have empathy?

People with Asperger profiles do have empathy, despite an unfortunate stigma that suggests otherwise. In fact, in a recent study published in Nature's Scientific Reports, social neuroscience researcher Dr.
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How do you date someone with Aspergers?

Here are 10 tips for guys to think about:
  1. ONE: Be interesting. ...
  2. TWO: Don't brag. ...
  3. THREE: Work on your manners. ...
  4. FOUR: Get a girl mentor, or several. ...
  5. FIVE: Find a girl with interests similar to yours. ...
  6. SIX: Get to know a girl before you ask her out. ...
  7. SEVEN: When you ask a girl on a date, make it specific.
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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.
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What's it like being married to someone with Asperger's?

NT spouses can often experience their own mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, affective deprivation disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, as a result of being in a relationship with an undiagnosed and untreated partner with AS for an extended period of time.
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How do you communicate with a man who has Aspergers?

Tips for Talking to Adults on the Autism Spectrum
  1. Address him or her as you would any other adult, not a child. ...
  2. Avoid using words or phrases that are too familiar or personal. ...
  3. Say what you mean. ...
  4. Take time to listen. ...
  5. If you ask a question, wait for a response. ...
  6. Provide meaningful feedback.
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What is an Asperger's meltdown in adults?

A meltdown is where a person with autism or Asperger's temporarily loses control because of emotional responses to environmental factors. They aren't usually caused by one specific thing. Triggers build up until the person becomes so overwhelmed that they can't take in any more information.
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Do Aspergers hold grudges?

Difficulty regulating emotions and anxiety, such as, being quick to anger, easily offended and upset, displaying tantrums and sulking. brooding and holding grudges over small incidents, often for extended periods.
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How do you calm down someone with Aspergers?

Low: Use a low, quiet voice to speak to your child. Slow: Their language processing is generally slower than ours (especially after a meltdown) so speak few words and each word slowly. Offer choices: In your quiet, slow speech, give them a couple of choices that they can choose to do now to feel better.
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What Aspergers feels like?

People with Asperger syndrome often have difficulty 'reading' other people - recognising or understanding others' feelings and intentions - and expressing their own emotions. This can make it very hard for them to navigate the social world. They may: appear to be insensitive, even if they don't intend to be.
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What triggers autism meltdowns?

What triggers autistic meltdowns?
  • Sensory overload or understimulation. This is when a child is sensitive to sound, touch, taste, smell, visuals or movements.
  • Changes in routine or dealing with an unexpected change. ...
  • Anxiety or anxious feelings.
  • Being unable to describe what they need or want.
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Can Aspergers be controlled?

Currently there is no cure for ASD. Nor are there any home remedies or herbal supplements proven to cure Asperger's syndrome or related conditions. But several non-surgical treatments exist to help manage many of the condition's symptoms including depression, social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
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What causes Asperger's syndrome?

While the exact cause of Asperger's isn't known, many experts believe the disorder is probably triggered by a variety of factors. A combination of genetic, neurological, and environmental issues might work together to cause the syndrome.
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What happens if Aspergers goes untreated?

Some of the effects of unaddressed or untreated Asperger's syndrome may include: Social isolation. Difficulty making and keeping friends. Challenges in finding and maintaining steady employment.
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What personality type are Aspergers?

Asperger brains (some call it ASD level 1 or 2) are autistics without a cognitive disability and, like many autistics, have a lot more going on processing our senses, which make colours, sounds, smells and feelings seem brighter, louder and stronger than for Neurotypical (NT).
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Are people with Aspergers smart?

When you meet someone who has Asperger's syndrome, you might notice two things right off. They're just as smart as other folks, but they have more trouble with social skills. They also tend to have an obsessive focus on one topic or perform the same behaviors again and again.
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