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.
Usually, a role division takes place as one parent, usually mom, becomes the autism expert, while dad works harder to earn money or opts out.
Differences of opinion exasperate an already difficult situation – how much time, energy and money is to be spent on helping the child is based on personal philosophy, and in this the couple may clash.
If your friends aren't supportive of your boyfriend, they aren't real friends.
As long as you are happy and he treats you well you should not worry about your friends.
As they mature, they will likely realize that they are wrong for their behavior towards your boyfriend.
Communication and social challenges can also impact the adult’s work situation.Despite high rates of marital conflict, many couples do not reach out for couples therapy. For most, finding a babysitter with whom then can safely leave an autistic child who has toileting issues, little communication skills, aggression and other inappropriate behaviors on a regular basis is difficult (Sicile-Kira, 2004).