Neurotypical partners tend to have a rather unique relationship experience, and this often leads to the development of what has been referred to as Cassandra Affective Deprivation Disorder, or more recently Affective Deprivation Disorder. Get into the habit of doing this before extending the erotic energy to your partner.
For the neurotypical partnerit can help explain and put into perspective all, or almost all, of the relationship difficulties they have been experiencing, and she can now understand that for the most part, he has not deliberately been making things difficult.
Has become strained and disconnected of late d. In this, he can escape from the complicated world of relationships to a familiar world where he feels comfortable and knowledgeable and at ease. Self-Diagnosing More and more people are self-identifying as being on the autism spectrum.
Mostly Bs: Fluctuating libido A libido that regularly goes up and down is often being affected by a chemical or hormonal imbalance. Nor is he interested in having fun socially either. For the partner of the Aspie, this initial stage can often be followed by a stage of grieving for the loss of the partner she thought she had, and the loss of the typical marriage, but this grieving process can also bring hope.
For the partner with ASDthe diagnosis can bring about very mixed feelings. Mostly Ds: Libido? Fluctuates but I can still be turned on.
Yes, it is at a healthy place for me. When you met, what attracted you to each other? Each of them can experience not only different enjoyments, but also different priorities. This is the time where a specialist ASD relationship psychologist is the most help, in assisting you in coming to terms with the discovery, in understanding each other more fully, and suggesting specific strategies to help both of you meet the unique needs of each other.
I think my libido is pretty high in general. I will start with what it feels like to be a neurotypical partner with an Aspie, and then also talk about what it feels like to be an Aspie in a relationship with a neurotypical person.