Apologies to any of you who have Aspergers or have relatives who have Aspergers and took offense to my post. I think the younger the person is and learns ways to connect with others the easier time he/she will have in intimate relationships. Unfortunately that was not the case for my husband. The fact that his parents had a miserable marriage didn’t help. There are occasional success stories of Asperger/Neuro-Typical marriages working (like David & Kristen Finch) but I am learning they are rather uncommon. Statistics show an 80% divorce rate among these couples. While some of you think Aspergers Syndrome and emotional abuse (which may be unintentional) are unrelated the sad truth is that they are not in most cases. Here are a few links:
I know there may be exceptions like those of you who have responded who have AS or whose relatives have AS and I certainly didn’t mean to offend you!