Why This Blog
I have been married to a man with Asperger’s Syndrome for twenty years. We found out only a year ago that AS was the explanation for many of his characteristics and many of the misunderstandings in our relationship. Having the “diagnosis” has changed everything, from how I view our relationship to management strategies in our household to new problems and exciting new discoveries.
I realized soon after the diagnosis that many NeuroTypical (NT) partners married to Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) partners face similar challenges. Being a writery type of person, I have found that writing about these challenges has been helpful to me. Also, my own spirituality is very much a part of HOW I look at day-to-day life and how I personally process the challenges I face.
I am hoping that my reflections on various aspects of an NT-AS marriage might be helpful to other couples. I am also hoping that by sharing my spiritual reflections I might bring to this particular type of relationship a divine view that allows for wonder and guidance from outside our own limited means.