Neurodiverse relationships are awesome.
We are Becca (non-spectrum) and Lisa (autism spectrum). We are married. We are (gasp) happy. We offer an alternative narrative to the assumption that neurodiverse relationships suck. Enjoy!
Love Is a Two-Way Street Many books about relationships where one partner is autistic emphasize that the autistic person has a poor theory of mind for others. What they mean is that sometimes, an autistic person just doesn’t understand a neurotypical person’s words, behavior, or underlying intentions. Why is the focus on the autistic person?Continue reading “Developing Theory of Mind for Each Other”
You’re Great, but I Don’t Get You When we first began dating, we had no idea that one of us was on the autism spectrum, and the other one wasn’t. We found a few things about each other extremely confusing. From Becca’s Point of View (the Non-Spectrum Partner) I didn’t realize that I expect myContinue reading “Early Relationship Misunderstandings”
Welcome to the Club! Here’s a Toaster! First, let’s introduce ourselves. Our names are Becca and Lisa. We got married in our late 30’s/early 40’s, a second marriage for both of us. At the time, we didn’t know we were neurodiverse. Our early dating was rather bumbling but we mucked through it somehow. We’ll digContinue reading “So You Just Learned One of You Is Autistic”
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