To achieve a successful relationship, a person also with to understand and respect him- or herself. A NT spouse feels empty, unheard and frustrated. And it makes me wonder… How many of us are struggling with something that reveals itself in such cruelly deceptive ways? In addition to writing about mental disorders, she blogs regularly about body and self-image issues on her Psych Central blog, Weightless.
She could meet other autistic adults and learn from their experience to help her overcome her own difficulties. Sophie is not good at guessing what people are thinking, but she understands from the way the man is staring at her that he believes she is lying. This behavior comes across as insulting and hurtful. A neurotypical person may not realize that their partner with Asperger's hasn't picked up on "normal" relationship stages.