Our purpose is not to catastrophise
the difficulties in an Asperger marriage and bring about its downfall, BUT
RATHER to acknowledge the
difficulties and differences and provide objective information on
how Asperger's Syndrome impacts on a relationship and what steps
can be taken to reduce the confusion, conflict and crushing emotional
experiences that characterise the private lives of those affected.
We are aware now that over the last few years many
partners have been helped by gaining an understanding of
Asperger’s Syndrome which has enabled them to change
their expectations of their partners, themselves
and their relationships.
It is also strongly recommended that partners seek help from
a professional experienced with Asperger's Syndrome in adults and
relationships. There is guidance that can be given in this context
that a support group or written information cannot give, and specific
characteristics and situations can be addressed.
Meeting and speaking with other partners face-to-face brings
an enormous sense of validation for our experiences which can become
an invaluable source of strength and inspiration for the task ahead.
Those who've been unable to stay with their relationships testify
to finding a place of closure for all their confusion, pain and
sense of failure.
Establishing a website is seen as a way of providing a port
of call for partners in Australia and access to helpful information,
professionals and supportive contacts.
If you have information, contacts, services, groups or events
that you would like us to know about, please contact