Five things I wish people would know before meeting my Asperger’s husband
The Big Bang Theory may show the humorous side to the intense paranoia, struggles with empathy, sensory sensitivities and other key points of the mindset of the Asperger’s person. Yet, beyond a comedic device, the struggle is real for the neurodiverse person and their family members.
There is a great gaping hole in the awareness of Asperger’s or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in the general population. Since my husband’s diagnosis, he has felt at a loss as to how to explain himself and the stigma of judgement is so strong that he’d rather act ‘normal’ than be open about his struggles.
Despite how much understanding could be reached by educating people on it, the Asperger’s person normally lives in their own private hell – trying to make sense of reality when the majority of people see things differently.
I wish when people meet my husband they would leave their judgements at the door, and try to not view him through their view. Perhaps these points will help.