You love your partner, but you’re facing a challenge. Your relationship has its issues, just like any other relationship, but yours are unique.
Your partner has Aspergers.
The question you keep asking yourself is, are you truly the best person to help your partner? And if you don’t feel that you are, how can you better support them?
Here’s a rundown on three tips for helping your partner with Aspergers and making your relationship blossom this year.
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Find out More About Asperger: The more you learn about this developmental disorder, the more likely you are to avoid misinterpreting the actions and behavior of your partner. The less likely you are to feel that your partner doesn’t care about your needs or feelings. The reality is, people who have Aspergers do not process information like other people do. They struggle to pick up on cues that aren’t verbal when interacting with others. In addition, they have a hard time understanding other people’s feelings.
Your partner with Aspergers may also appear to be absorbed with their interests and thus not pay attention to yours.
In essence, they see their world very differently. The more you understand how they view the world, the easier it will be for you to connect with them.
Don’t Cast All Blame on the Other Person
You may be blaming your partner with Aspergers for the problems you’re having in your relationship. However, relationship problems actually stem from blending two different people’s behaviors and actions. Understanding this can help you both to work out your challenges together.
Talk Together About How You Wish to Connect
Be honest with your partner about the ways you would like to have a connection with them. For instance, write down a few things you would like the other person to do for you. Then, have them do this as well.
Next, try to engage in these behaviors every week. And keep reviewing these lists together.
This will allow you both to remain on the same page when it comes to staying connected from one week to the next.
How We Can Help
We offer top-tier Aspergers testing as well as treatment for adults, teenagers, and children. At our center, we don’t focus on labels. Rather, we approach treatment holistically, focusing on the person.
Simply put, we don’t look at your partner through the lens of symptoms or a diagnosis. Instead, we see them as a person with their own weaknesses and strengths.
Then, we use a behavioral approach to help them to live life at their optimal level. After all, we realize that curing Aspergers or other related challenges isn’t possible with a magic pill.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about Aspergers and how our treatment approach can help both you and your partner to experience life on a whole new level in the years ahead.