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Different Actions In A Relationship With Someone With Autism

Discussion in 'Love, Relationships and Dating' started by Synthia Rose Gonzalez, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Synthia Rose Gonzalez

    Synthia Rose Gonzalez New Member

    Jun 25, 2019
    Hi everyone! I have been dating my boyfriend for a little over a month now. We both just graduated high school and have been best friends for two years. I have known that he has high functioning autism and I could see the little signs. But something that I've never encountered with him is a change in how he interacts. He's become short, and uses less emotion but claims that nothing has changed and he's still just as in love with me. He has always been very honest so I do believe him. He's also been someone who talks a lot and always wants to have a conversation. Is this common and if so how should I handle it? Thank you!
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  2. shysnail

    shysnail Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2019
    Yeah, it sounds like he's going through some sort of burnout. I also become short when I'm emotionally drained, and relationships can be really hard during this kind of time. Just give him some space, let him recharge and come to you when he's ready.
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  3. onlything

    onlything Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Sounds like he's stressed out/ in need of some space and alone time. He may not even be aware of that himself, just that he's tired and maybe cares a bit less or tends to be a bit more irritable than before. Rest should help.
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  4. tducey

    tducey Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2018
    Give him space for sure. You're his girlfriend so be there for him if something's up but do give him space.