I have dropped my non-AS 'friends' over the years as I was unable to meet their expectations that I should change to be more like them.
They never tried to understand me, yet expected ME to understand THEM!
The pet is a friend that does not place demands on the man and accepts him as he is. AS males may seem set in their ways and can appear to be selfish or insensitive.
We make allowances for each other's sensory difficulties and can tell if the other is uncomfortable, and why.• Anonymous said… I feel that all my time is spent on how I can make things better for my husband to cope with life. For a long time I thought it was his upbringing --with selfish, distant parents, or me, that he wasn't in love with me, or I was too emotional and needy.In some cases, he may have learned about sex through watching porn on the Internet.This can be extremely disconcerting if he tries to act-out similar scenes with his partner/spouse. Social activity may be limited, and the AS man’s wife often forms her own friendships and socializes while her husband stays at home. Some AS males end up living a secluded life style and become known as a “hermit” or a “recluse.” They seem to cope better by being isolated, and feel less anxious than when they are confronted daily by the difficulties of interpersonal relationships. Some AS males prefer to have a confirmed diagnosis, while others would rather carry on with life as they have in the past.A lot of men with Asperger’s (AS) – also called “high functioning autism” – have never been diagnosed and are regarded as being eccentric, a little odd or loners.If you are in a relationship with a man on the autism spectrum, you have probably noticed many of the traits listed below.