Hamrick аחԁ Nebeker live together іח a Jackson, Miss., apartment, уеt tһеу һаνе separate bedrooms, eat meals apart аחԁ spend mοѕt οf tһеіr time focused οח tһеіr οwח interests. Tһіѕ unusual setup іѕ һοw Hamrick аחԁ Nebeker, wһο аrе both autistic, mаkе tһеіr relationship work.

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7 Responses to “Asperger’s couple – ABC News”
  1. ttqsg says:

    well, i have Asperger’s Syndrome myself. not to be nosey or anything, but if they’re really a couple who have separate bedrooms (which is shocking to me) do they ever engage in sexual intercourse?

  2. autisticaplanet says:

    @autisticaplanet I’ve tried everything therapeutic that isn’t a gimmick. I’ll never be able to be around kids or dogs. Not all autism stories have a happy ending. I am glad for these people and hope they do build a life-long relationship. They have 2X the load to carry.

  3. autisticaplanet says:

    This is truly a rare thing for me to come across as I have never been accepted by the NT or autistic community. Lindsay’s dad hammered those words home: high-functioning is almost harder, because the person knows (summing). The need for privacy goes with the territory and needs to be recognized as a medical necessity when considering individual housing or facilitated care needs for autistic people. My problem with sound sensory issues will likely never be resolved.

  4. dysturbedfreek says:

    This was a nice story. My husband and I have been together 7 years, married 5 and he was officially diagnosed with aspergers about a year ago. The biggest thing, as the partner of an aspie, is just educating myself as much as possable and being patient with him. There is always hope for love, but in life there are always more failed relationships than successful ones. :)

  5. sybeve says:

    I’m almost 50 & have been married 20 1/2 years… and only learned that I have Asperger’s Syndrome 3 years ago!!! My spouse is very patient and loving! I taught myself many, many things (re; coping/socializing/eye contact etc) before I knew “why I was weird” LoL… finding out sure was an EYE OPENER! …to say the least.

  6. debumaiya says:

    Great story,truly remarkable.Dispite their differences,they seem to have an understanding between them.

  7. misstiggykins says:

    This is such an uplifting story :) I have never been able to keep a relationship because of my autistic need for regular solitude and space to pursue my interests – and my compulsive behaviours.

    It’s interesting how this couple have such good eye contact and mutual understanding.

    Thanks for posting!

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