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.
Celebrate the differences and love each new thing you will both learn about each other.
He celebrates them, smiles at them, soothes them, comforts them, allows them and would never try to alter who I am. Feel blessed that they have come into your life to offer you an entirely different way of viewing the world.
Know that they will appreciate all the tiny things that you do to offer a safe and loving space as the world around them can already seem harsh enough. Regardless of what anyone says, most people with high-functioning autism will tell you, it’s not a disability.
I hate labels with a passion, so, I very rarely tell people about this diagnosis.
However, in not telling people, it has caused numerous problems as others have failed to understand me properly, and I them.
We’ve found we don’t need to fully understanding the exact ticking of the other’s mind.
We are happy in the knowledge that he is completely himself and I am completely myself.
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.
) and his relocating to New York City with a primary goal of being with me, I felt like I had woken from a strange dream. Not, like, “OMG, I think he’s autistic” in the way that many people flippantly use the term nowadays.
You know, the kind that is so real, you wake up still feeling just as intensely about the people and events that had occurred in what was really just a blip in a lifetime of dream cycles? He told me about his autism five minutes into our first conversation.
The reason I love my partner so completely is because he loves me in the same way.