This article is devoted to a certain type of autism spectrum disorder which is often overlooked, because the person who is suffering from it often seems to be mentally healthy in every other way. However, Asperger’s syndrome is a part of the autism spectrum disorder and it often disrupts the normal social functioning of an individual, making it difficult for the person who is suffering from it to express emotions, form social relationships and lead a fully functioning social life.
What Is Asperger’s Syndrome?
Asperger’s syndrome is just one form of the autism spectrum disorders, and it is also considered to be a pervasive developmental disorder that is characterized mainly by abnormalities in communication processes and social interactions that disrupt the functioning of the individual who is suffering from this type of a disorder.
Asperger’s syndrome is unfortunately making the person aware of what they feel, but unable to know what others think or feel, this is why people who are suffering from this disorder have major problems to establish romantic relationships or maintain friendships overtime. In romantic relationships, they are unable to express their emotions through romantic gestures, or express their emotions in a NT (neuro-typical) way.
On the other hand, Asperger’s syndrome is often considered to be a part of the autism spectrum disorder, but also the one in which the person suffering from it is “highly functioning”, or able to communicate in every other way. So apart from having problems with social interactions and showing a restricted range of interests or some repetitive behaviors, these individuals seem to be mentally healthy in other ways. This is also what makes it so difficult to diagnose this disorder.
Can People With Asperger’s Get Married Or Form Long-lasting Relationships?
Much like all other people, love knows no boundaries. While the relationship with a person who is suffering from Asperger’s syndrome might be different and more challenging than a relationship with someone who is not suffering from it, all it actually takes is some patience, understanding and lots of communicating – just like all other relationships actually.