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While Asperger's has only recently been 'discovered' the syndrome has been in existence probably as long as man has been around. There are probably tens of thousands of people living now that meet the diagnostic requirements that have no idea that they are dealing with Asperger's and that is what causes some of their idiosyncrasies and difficulties.


An aspie certainly can marry. Whether or not he/she wants to marry may be another question. Asperger's is high functioning autism the operative word being high. They are not freaks or weirdo's. Aspies have jobs, degrees, owns homes, drive, pay their own bills, and volunteer. They are not mentally deficient, and the law says nothing about banning them from marriage.


Yes, but it can be difficult, since a spouse will normally expect a certain degree of intimacy and affection. It is important for the person with AS and their spouse to understand the syndrome. It is also important for the person with AS to stretch as much as they can to make their spouse feel loved.

Many people with AS decide that marriage is too much of a burden because of the above reasons.

I have AS, and marriage can be quite difficult at times, but my husband understands AS and cuts me some slack, and I try to meet him halfway.


They can get married. Some co-workers of mine who both have Asperger's Syndrome were recently married to each other. They understand the condition and seem to have fewer relationship difficulties caused by Asperger's Syndrome than marriages I know between one person with Asperger's Syndrome and one neuro-typical person.


Many married Aspies, I note, choose to ditch many of the 'standard chapters of the rule-book' on marriage written for mainly typical marriages. They often radically opt for differences as far-reaching as where precisely they each live, how often they are together and at what times, how to allow consciously for 'down-time' or 'processing-time' for the AS partner, how to improve intimacy and yet limit intensity, how to manage a need for structure and timing, widely exploring visual and other communication forms, facilitating-with-care exposure to elements of spontaneity and unruliness (e.g. teen children from 13yo to adult children up to 25yo or more), etc.

I am an Aspie and have been married for 19 years, to the first woman I fell in love with when I was 18.


As many have said, there are absolutely no obstacles to Aspies marrying. Nor are there necessarily any problems guaranteed to occur; speaking as an Aspie, I have difficulty with body language and so on - but am nevertheless in a very comfortable and affectionate relationship. In other words, the only thing that can be said to apply to all Aspies is that no two are alike.

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