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 armchair “psychologists” (a.k.a. Laymen a.k.a. Non-professionals) who meet 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. We have seen NTs who suffer with personality and severe mood disorders. Aspies sometime have co-existing conditions that lead to abusive behaviors. If you are not well, we urge you to take care of yourself before continuing with any of our other suggestions. And if you are in an abusive relationship, we 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 and therefore you may misunderstand much of what we have to say. We do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Please do not read this site unless you can understand that it is not about you. We speak in generalizations, not about any one person. Everyone is unique and we are not talking about you in particular.
We reserve the right to remove any replies that we find troublesome at any time and for any reason, and we will.