Adults with Aspergers syndrome have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining characteristics of the syndrome, experiences with peers during childhood and the expectations of their partner. However, some adults with Aspergers syndrome do achieve long-term relationships.
Can someone with Aspergers have a relationship?
Despite the problems in relationship skills experienced by many people with Aspergers syndrome, some adults can progress along the relationship continuum and are able to experience romantic and subsequently intimate personal relationships, even becoming a lifelong partner.
What does Aspergers look like in a relationship?
They have a hard time reading verbal and nonverbal cues like body language and facial expressions, and may have trouble making eye contact. They sometimes dont pick up on “how” something was said, only on “what” was said. People with Aspergers may also lack empathy, the ability to understand the feelings of others.
Do adults with Aspergers know they have it?
Some people may experience only a few symptoms while others will have several. People who have Aspergers often learn to adapt to the world around them. Many adults learn to hide their symptoms to the extent that they may appear neurologically typical.