The Aspie Way is a method for neurotypicals (NTs) to make an intimate connection with their partner who has an autism spectrum disorder commonly known as Asperger’s syndrome. The method was developed over years of trial and error by two NT friends who met every week to support and encourage each other while seeking ways to improve our relationships with our Aspie partners (ASP).
The advice and suggestions you find here are in no way meant to replace professional treatment or advice.
The Aspie Way is not for everyone. Although anxiety and depression are common for both members of the NT/AS relationship, other disorders may co-exist that could prevent success with the Aspie Way. I have seen NTs who suffer with personality and severe mood disorders. Aspies sometimes have co-existing conditions that lead to abusive behaviors. If you are not well, I urge you to take care of yourself before continuing with any of my other suggestions. And if you are in an abusive relationship, I urge you to get out immediately.
If you have Asperger’s, you are welcome to read this site, and yet this site is not written in language for you. It is written for the NT. I do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Please do not read this site unless you can understand that it is not about you. I speak in generalizations, not about any one person. Everyone is unique and I am not talking about you in particular.
The Aspie Way is for NTs who are partnered with males with Asperger’s. Female Aspies are different, and I have little experience working with them.
I reserve the right to remove any replies that I find troublesome at any time and for any reason.