Often a misconception is that people on the spectrum want to only date others who are on the spectrum. We just want to find someone we connect with and can be ourselves with.
We aren’t mind readers so tell us when we may be going too fast or too slow.
We tend to focus on the classic reasons why relationships can go sour (i.e., lying, cheating, abuse, etc), never realizing that a lack of compatibility can force a wedge between any couple.
More often than not, the termination of a relationship is the result of two people who, at their core, are incompatible, and unable to respect the aspects of each other’s personality that they could not understand.
Advice: Set a mandatory date night once or twice a week.
This is an opportunity for your partner to break away from work and a chance for you to get the affection and attention you need.
Some of us want to unwind after a long day just like anyone else.
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.
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These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.