Married to Autism? Find Connection and Ease
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- 5 downloadable resources
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Students will have the information and resources they need to get results in their individual lives. Students who commit to the course and do the work will have a series of self-made materials they can use to impact their mindset and elicit positive change.
- Life experience -- being married to someone on the autism spectrum.
This course is for typically developing people (aka "neurotypicals") married to people on the autism spectrum (and those who aren't married yet or were married before).
If you have autism yourself, come back soon for a course about marriage and relationships geared specifically to you. It's coming!
If you're typically developing and your partner or spouse is on the autism spectrum, you're probably more than aware that there are very few resources available for you. This course is different. It was built with you in mind. I address autism within the context of what autism means for you considering that you are now and always will be typically developing -- with typically developing needs and typically developing desires. You are who you are.
You can't end your "typically-developingness" any more than your partner can change the autism. That is neurodiversity. Both partners are different and both partners are equally important.
This course is designed to give you, the typically developing member of a mixed-neurological relationship, the education and tools you need to get results in your life. As you already know, I can't make impossible promises. You will always have a typically developing brain and your partner will always have a brain with autism. That isn't going to change. I can't "fix" the communication difficulties you and your partner inherently face because nobody can jump in and magically change the functioning of either of your brains. "Techniques" only go so far. They're hard on the typically developing partner and they're hard on the partner with autism.
So this course doesn't focus on "techniques." Instead, it does something more: it focuses on what you do have control over -- you.
I'm looking forward to seeing you around!
- Typically developing spouses and intimate partners of people who have high-functioning autism (aka "neurotypicals). This course is not for people with ASD.
Fantastic decision! I'm excited to have you here!
Welcome..... here's what's in store.....
Learn about what makes typically developing people different from people with autism. Learn about your strengths and what it means to be a typically developing person in a mixed-neurological relationship.
The narratives we surround ourselves with have the power to change our lives. Narrative is especially important in mixed-neurological relationships and has the power to get you the results you want.
Typically developing people can see their own perspective and other people's perspectives at the same time. People with autism are stuck seeing only their own perspectives. This means that you're carrying around a lot more social information every time you interact with your partner. Consider what this means for you.
Trauma is a normal part of being human. All humans experience its common for both partners in mixed-neurological marriages to experience trauma within their relationships. Learn what trauma has to do with the body and what you can do about it. Since trauma is normal, make healing from it a normal part of your practice, too.
Here it all is: summarized for you in one easy format. You can't change your partner's autism and you can't change your typically developing brain, but there are some things you can do..... and this course gets you ready to do them. It even offers the structure you need to make them happen.
You've got this. You can do it!
Marriage is different than other relationships. Learn about companionate love, intimacy, commitment and what they have to do with different kinds of relationships. Consider the way small acts of support and caring over time contribute to commitment in some relationships but not others.
Marriages between typically developing people and people with autism are mixed relationships just as much as mixed-orientation relationships. Infidelity happens -- on both sides. Anne addresses this from the perspective of typically developing women in mixed relationships who are considering having affairs, etc. (sorry men.... she doesn't have you covered on this one.... sigh).
This is a subject that gets bigger and bigger. It affects our children, our parents, our community and friends. There is always more to say.
Anne ends with a message of hope for your future growth and journey. With education, awareness and the tools you need to take charge of your life, great things are possible. Hope lies in focusing on you. You're worth it and now you have the tools you need to make it happen!
Be well and great wishes of peace......