While poking around in the stats of my site, I found that someone had recently viewed this post. Since it was written 5 years ago (how can that be?!) I couldn’t remember exactly what I had said, so I stopped out to read it. Wow, I hadn’t realized I had come so far in the past five years. I now no longer freak out inside when my husband rounds his numbers when dealing with time (or other things). Now I have a new challenge, trying to keep the peace (while not laughing or saying, “I told you so,”) between my husband and son, who is also on the autism spectrum and hasn’t grown beyond the freak-out stage of rounded numbers!
So for all of you struggling with autism, or struggling with someone with autism, don’t give up. With a lot of persistence, and even more prayer, you, too can get beyond freaking out about the minor things in life. One freak-out at a time!
When Aspies are around people that they know care about them, or are put into a situation that is going to last beyond what they can fake their way through, they will let their true colors fly and tell you every little thing that bothers them, which is pretty much every little thing! Ask my poor husband – though I have gotten better at letting things go.
However, when Aspies are around people for just short periods of time, they often act like nothing is bothering them. This is because the act of trying to tell someone that something is bothering them is so difficult, they would rather just put up with the situation as is. They know they will get a break soon enough.
For instance, I very seldom told my roommates that anything they did bothered me. I knew that the situation would eventually change, so no worries…
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