Autistic Relationship Advice – #ActuallyAutistic Conversations on Twitter

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#ActuallyAutistic #AskingAutistics – are you in a romantic relationship?

What is the most difficult part of being involved with someone?

 

NeuroRebel Twitter post
#ActuallyAutistic #AskingAutistics – are you in a romantic relationship? What is the most difficult part of being involved with someone?

206 comments & counting –  Join in on the conversation HERE on Twitter.

Published by Christa Holmans - Neurodivergent Rebel

Christa Holmans, an autistic self-advocate from Texas, runs the the internationally recognized neurodiversity lifestyle blog Neurodivergent Rebel. Neurodivergent Rebel opened her blog in 2016 as a way to introduce people unfamiliar with autism to neurodiversity. Her blog, which is sometimes released in written format and also via YouTube video, explores the ideology of neurodiversity and the creative expressions of autistic people. Holmans’ blog pushes for acceptance of neurological differences and respect for the autonomy of neurodivergent people. Holmans is also known as the pioneer of the #askingautistics hashtag, which is often accompanied by a short question about everyday autistic experiences. This simple hashtag connects neurodivergent people who would not otherwise have a reason to engage with each other to foster understanding of the autistic experience.

3 thoughts on “Autistic Relationship Advice – #ActuallyAutistic Conversations on Twitter

  1. Oooh.
    I think the hardest part is (and I genuinely mean this in the most non-patronising way possible) to find the fine balance between treating your partner as an equal in your relationship and as a person in their own right and letting them make decisions, even if you don’t agree with the decisions they are making, while also looking out for them and supporting them in daily living to ensure they are well and not taken advantage of. Without trying to take over, if that makes sense?
    People fall on different places on the spectrum and need different kinds of support, but this has certainly been the experience for me and Husband (I am NT, Husband has Asperger’s syndrome).

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