I spent the entire weekend eagerly waiting for news of if and when the long-awaited proposal was going to transpire, but on his return, my husband just said: ‘Sorry, I forgot to ask.’ once the case.
She also finds the sensory side of things difficult.
To cope, she makes lists, ‘like others might make a shopping list’, reminding herself to hold her partner’s hand ‘for five minutes every day’ and to hug him ‘three times a day’.
But the good news is that, by understanding the way an AS man’s brain is wired and making the most of his qualities, it is possible to bring out the best in him – and have a fulfilling, or certainly less frustrating, relationship.
Men with (suspected) Asperger’s are everywhere – in the highest offices of power and at the top of the most influential companies.
condition too, as the recent diagnosis of singer Susan Boyle demonstrates.