What are some micro-aggressions you may be experiencing from a loved one?
- You’re told only what you have done poorly, not what you have done well.
- You’re accused of being critical when you only disagree.
- You’re told you always get your way, when that is hardly true.
- You arrange loving displays of affection for the holidays, but your birthday is ignored.
- You receive that blank look when you try to converse.
As you well know these micro-aggressions, while perhaps unintentional, are still demoralizing. Even worse than the original hostile comment, is that there is little chance of repairing the relationship with an assertive confrontation. Merely asserting yourself can result in an escalation of hostilities, making you feel even worse.
But all is not lost.
If you’re a member of the Asperger Syndrome: Partners and Family of Adults with ASD, please join our free international teleconference on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:30 PM. We’ll discuss ways to deal with these micro-aggressions and save your sanity.
And if you’ve been putting off getting a copy of Out of Mind – Out of Sight: Parenting with a Partner with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) because you thought it was just for parents with young children, don’t wait another moment. The above information is just a sampling of the science behind Asperger that is explored in the book. If you want to understand your Aspie better, this is a must read.