“There is no better basis for a successful marriage or relationship than being best friends.”
How do I even start a conversation with someone I am romantically interested in?
How do I know if they like me?
I hate small talk and beating around the bush.
Why can’t they just be direct with me?
I want them to tell me right away if they like me. That way, I won’t waste my time dating them if it’s not going anywhere.
Dating can be hard for adults with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s
Many autistic adults struggle with discerning if their romantic interest is being honest. When their partner is not open and vulnerable from the beginning, they assume that means they are being dishonest. Therefore, understanding the difference between dishonesty and being vulnerable can be very confusing for someone who is on the autism spectrum.
As an autistic adult, it is important to give your partner time to get to know and trust you.
Relationships are a process, especially with neurodiversity.
Group Therapy for Neurodiverse Adults can provide you support while you navigate the complex world of dating.
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