This guest post is by Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro, a motivational speaker, best-selling author, and one of the first TV talk show hosts who’s on the autism spectrum.You can learn more about Kerry on Facebook and Twitter.I wanted to scream expletives at him, eviscerate his ego, slap him, do something to show him just how hurt I was. You realized you deserved way better than what he could possibly give. He never wanted me to hide anything from him — the thing that would drive him away was not the intensity of my emotions or anything I had to say, but the hiding of those emotions and not expressing them.Instead, I took a deep breath and clicked the window closed. Paul and I dated for three months; not long, I know, and we had been long-distance for most of it.Ughhhhh, he is infuriating, I thought as I scanned Paul*’s Facebook page.
They may avoid eye contact, talk about inappropriate topics, and have difficulty understanding the gestures, body language, and facial expressions of others.If you're a neurotypical person dating an autistic person, it's a good idea to educate yourself on how an aspie will act in various relationship situation, or you might get offended by his/her seemingly cold attitude.Understanding Your Boyfriend Better Dealing with Differences in Communication Being a Team Community Q&A Autism, known clinically as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, is also sometimes referred to as Asperger Syndrome or PDD-NOS. Some autistic people face extra challenges in romantic relationships, while others eschew them altogether.If you are in a relationship with an autistic person, you may be wondering how to deal with some of the things you have encountered.Then, you can begin looking for ways to improve your communication with your boyfriend, such as by anticipating social challenges, accepting repetitive behaviors, staying calm when you are upset, and listening when your boyfriend wants to talk.