In the UK as well, this terminology is no longer used (since the DSM-5 can't out) as its now (along with Autism, High-Functioning, PDD) under one diagnosis known as Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The people previously diagnosed with Aspergers, are still referred to with this terminology. You can still get a diagnosis for Autistic Spectrum Disorder though.
My therapist doesn't want to diagnose me with autism, though she also hasn't ruled it out. As she thinks I make good eye contact; which is weird since I don't think I've looked her in the eyes more than once in our visits. I have been seeing her for about a year and a half.
Is she trained in giving an Autistic Spectrum Disorder diagnosis? If she isn't, you could tell her to refer you to someone who can diagnose you? (as you need someone very trained in adult diagnosis, as its hard to diagnose adults, since adults learn to mark their condition, I think you probably learnt to subconsciously mask it from the looks of it e. g. Probably staring at her nose to fake eye contact).
She is trained in diagnosing autism; but I think she has only done so with children. Thanks for the advice.
I think going to her for a diagnosis wouldn't be your best bet then, as children tend not to hide their difficulties. I wish you the best of luck in finding someone who can diagnose you, and it was no problem :)
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Sure thing, I'm curious.
So, My wife was diagnosed when she was 13.. I met her when she was 20, and she is 9 years my junior. We met at a shinedown concert, We were in the nosebleeds, and we bonded over the music. That same night it started snowing quite heavily, Like bad enough that i was worried about her going home. I offered her my bed at my apartment while i would take the couch. She insisted i share the bed with you (nothing happened, i wouldn't have let it anyway). The following morning i made her breakfast, and made sure she texted me when she got home (4 hours away). We kept in communication for a few weeks and then i ended up with a massive infection in my wisdom teeth and was admitted in to the hospital. New before this she informed me that she has aspergers and that she was a bit awkward. I spent that time diving into it and learning everything i could. Suffice it to say i wanted her to stay in my life. Not only is she beautiful, she is smart, funny, and incredibly talanted. Like seriously she's smarter than me.. In any case im in the hospital. she's the only one that came to visit me. Not parents, not my friends or coworkers. Just her. In fact she visited me every other day.. She drove 4 hours every other day to see me. At that point i knew i wanted to marry her. I Changed jobs and moved to her town where she was in college. She moved in with me, and a year later we got married.
I share this because all of my research told me that people with that condition are unfeeling, dont understand social stuff, can be selfish. And let me tell you, that is absolutely not true. Granted she doesn't show the way she feels like someone who is NT, i know for sure she cares.. Espeically with how she did her vows. We each wrote our own.. She sung hers while playing piano.. She SUNG hers.. it made me cry.. and no im not afraid to admit that. The research was wrong, my wife is the kindest, most caring, most honest person i know. and i am lucky to know her.I have been asked if i would change the fact that she has aspergers.. Absolutely not, I love her including the aspergers, not in spite of.
sorry it took so long to get this up here.
This was a really nice story to read. I'm glad it worked out for both you and your wife, @worldscolide
No worries, it's fine you took your time to write this. That is one of the most sweetest things I've ever read. It also gives me hope that I'll find someone who will see me as someone more than my Aspergers. I hope you and your wife continue having a blessed marriage :D
Haha thanks 😂 couldn't have agreed more, girls tend to get weird personal messages on forums as far as Im aware & from personal experience.
i know, every girl on here has at least one, its cringy and not smooth whats so ever, im not even them and i cringe for them smh lol
Ikr! There's so many of them in this forum 😂🤢🤮 makes me want to puke, not enticing at all
actually i think there's more here than in any other social media, its crazy, the questions can be completely serious and someone will slip some nasty slick shit in there lol
Loool I agree, I've seen questions like these with those answers 😝
yea me too, what a bunch of horny bastards smh lol
No doubt you already have loads of times,,,
It's basically a mild form of Autism. We basically have impairments in social interaction (e. g. Knowing how to carry on conversations) and nonverbal communication (e. g. Reading &/ using facial expressions and body language), along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior (e. g. Liking strict routines) and interests (e. g. Intense obsession with one or two interests for a long or short period of time). The symptoms vary with different people who have Asperger's Syndrome.
Doesn't sound like I would notice that they have it