He never misses a deadline at work, yet cannot remember to give our dog his heart medication.
Partners of people on the spectrum are drawn to what they can sense is inside their partner.
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In fact, initially he presented as many of my patients do: shy, articulate, witty. In fact, "Joe", as we'll call him, socialized quite well.
So what was the problem I ran into with the collaborating therapist? When Joe would tear up recounting his wife's rage and disappointment, he'd hear "So Mr. " (I'm sorry to say this is a direct quote.) The general public, even many clinicians, cannot believe someone like Joe can be autistic. His wife comes home to a man who has retreated to isolation as a desperate attempt to find peace and rest.
His social deficits are so well hidden that he has convinced the world his autism does not exist. I'd like to write more about this "hidden autistic" phenomena. Adults on the spectrum are often too good at convincing others they are fine, have no emotions, are robotic.
No one realized - in fact he often went without realizing - that his baseline anxiety approached panic on a regular basis.
As soon as he was out of bed, existential angst was his constant companion.