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Aspergers and Your Marriage

Tuesday, February 01, 2005


ARTICLE IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Could Asperger Syndrome be destroying your marriage?
  • Creativity produces a natural “high”

COULD ASPERGER SYNDROME BE DESTROYING YOUR MARRIAGE?

ANNOUNCING MY NEW UPCOMING BOOK: A SLIVER IN MY MIND: Loving Those with Asperger Syndrome

What could your husband and the late eccentric billionaire, Howard Hughes have in common? Howard drove Kate Hepburn away with his remote personality, rigid routines, dedication to minute details and social anxiety. I suspect that Hughes suffered from Asperger Syndrome or AS which explains why he was so brilliant and yet so clueless. Could AS be destroying your marriage?

If you are a soldier or even a civilian in a war zone, you have no illusions that the experience should be pleasant or kind or loving. It is war. Your every waking moment concentrates on survival. But what if the war zone is your home, and the battlefield is your heart? What if you must protect yourself from the maddening inconsistencies and verbal abuse of the one you love?

Your spouse could be autistic, yet undiagnosed. He or she could have an incurable form of high functioning autism, known as Asperger Syndrome. You may have heard about this disorder in children, but what happens when autistics grow up and marry? My new book is about surviving and moving beyond these troubling relationships that suck the life out of you. As crippling as AS is for those who have it, it can be a nightmare of pain and loneliness for those who love them. I should know since for years I have dealt with it daily in my own home. And as a professional I am passionate about helping others in the war zone of AS relationships.

Click here, to learn more about my book and for the latest information on Asperger Syndrome.

CREATIVITY PRODUCES A NATURAL “HIGH”

Recent studies are showing that creative activities like journal writing, sewing and singing can improve your immune function, raise your energy levels, build self-confidence and reduce stress. When you are actively, creatively engaged in an activity, your body releases a chemical called adrenocorticotropic. This chemical is a neurotransmitter that fosters communication between the two halves of the brain and produces a natural “high” that makes you unconscious of the time passing.

Taking classes to learn a craft or art will also help your forge new friendships and give you a sense of accomplishment. One study of older adults showed that those who participated in art classes had higher morale and lower levels of depression and loneliness a year later.

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