The more I research high-functioning Asperger’s, the less sure I am that my son has it. I’m not so sure about my husband, however.
I recently reviewed David Finch’s New York Times best-selling book The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband. While my mate is far less quirky than Finch, the rigidity and adherence to routines is spookily similar.
Frustrated wives might claim that monumental self-obsession is just being a male. But combined with occasional tantrums and inability to really understand what another is going through? Could be Asperger’s.
With Aspergers being co-morbid with Tourette Syndrome, I encourage many of you to check out this book. It’s entertaining, informative and just plain encouraging. Everyone has something — it’s our attitudes about it that make all the difference.