What is it like to be in love with someone who has autism? by Amy A

@Joy….(the good joy 🙂 ) This is so encouraging and uplifting.

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Wonderful. Challenging. Beautiful. Frustrating. But so worth it. My boyfriend, Kyle, and I have been dating for around a year and a half now, and he has been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. I’m often asked if that makes a relationship difficult, and my honest answer is always yes. Of course it does. So why am I still with him? Well, he makes me happy for one. He is also an incredible person whose personality I love. My dad always said to me, if you’d be happy with your own child dating someone like your partner then you’re with the right one. Honestly, I would love my future children to date someone like Kyle.

However, our relationship faces struggles that some other couples might not face so in this post I’m going to list all the good points, and the bad, about dating someone with autism. Everyone with autism…

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About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of eleven, great-grandmother of seven, 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator; Presently part time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for Architect husband of fifty-seven years. Blog: Laughter: Carbonated Grace

Posted on July 28, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. thefeatheredsleep

    Brave

  2. This is encouraging and positive. Thanks for telling me about it. 🙂

  3. Hello, I just want to say thank you for reblogging my post and the lovely comment you made 🙂 All the best to you, your family, and of course your beautiful granddaughter who has autism because I’m sure she is as kind and caring as my boyfriend 🙂

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