could anyone share their experiences of relationships and friendships as an adult aspie? i have only recently discovered my label, so to speak, thru having a child with the same condition and talking to his therapist - it certainly explains a lot of my childhood confusions! i am happy to be myself, have found some deep empathy as well as some problems to begin with in showing consideration (like i operate at the 2 extremes!) my hubby and i had a friend who we now realise probably has asperger's and he drifted away from us due to a reaction to his own emotional and social problems - we loved it when he was totally himself, even if he was sometimes obnoxious - lol - at least he was honest! he ended up 'pretending to be normal' as it were - and is not really such a happy person anymore - it's very sad. we have always since warned our son not to follow in his footsteps and to always be himself, - the only behaviour that ever needs addressing is how we treat others - we are free to ask for what we need and to be ourselves - and never, EVER pretend to be 'normal' (AAAAGGGGHHHH!) thanks so much for any experiences you would like to share
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