Aspergers and my DH

I've been AWOL for quite. some. time. Luckily I don't get the guilts for being bloggy AWOL. I've been grieving and in that grieving, learning. A lot. The last 6 months have truly been the hardest of my life. But I seem to be bouncing back. I have a new focus for this space, borne out of a need I see out there in the bloggy community (from what I have seen).

Recently my DH (darling husband) has been diagnosed with Aspergers. A shock and a relief for us both. Devastating and challenging, yet liberating and educating. At times it has brought us closer together and at other times, never further apart. Since the diagnosis, we have done a lot of research and we have come across many, many sites, blogs and forums that are so so negative. Most forums are support groups for women married to men with AS and all they do is complain. I understand the need to off load, but support to me should be positive and pro-active. Maybe that's just me.

So, with the permission of my DH, I am seeking to provide a place for people to come and learn about partnering with an Aspie, to be a place to provide pro-active support, and have an outlet for my own creative drive. I wanna put a positive spin on this whole AS thang!

And just to kick things off, there will be a prize draw for a Tania L. original artwork (I will post a pic shortly as it is currently being worked on!) To be in the draw, I would love for you to ask any questions you might have, both personal and general about AS or being married to someone with AS. At the end of next week (Friday 15 Feb) I will make the draw.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
6 Responses
  1. Simoney Says:

    Oh wow Tania.
    Aspergers. not something I've talked about on my blog (yet?) but my eldest son has recently been diagnosed.
    I would LOVE to connect with you about it; love to hear your insights.
    Its scary and a relief at the same time; to know what's been" going on" for him and ways we can help him and support him.
    I am completely green.
    LOVE my special boy. So many of the traits and quirks can be so positive; I'm all for looking for the positive and finding support, both for him and us as his parents.
    I don't see it as a label but more as an explanation and a way to get doors of HELP to open for him.
    Big hugs to you
    (see you IRL in CHCH???!)

  2. jacksta Says: we all were thinking he was just unique and quirky!
    We still love ya KL!

  3. banban Says:

    Life is such a journey throwing things at you that you never ever dreamed you'd have to face. Sharing this journey will help so many others and hopefully you both too. Prayers and love from me xx

  4. Widge Says:

    is adult diagnosis a rare thing? Must be a relief to have some answers after living with it for so long no doubt.
    I grew up with foster kids in our home who had varying forms of aspergers and or ADHD. Good on you for making a space for positivity xx

  5. Gail Says:

    Wow Tans, what a journey you two are on! Love that you have taken up the mantel to present the positives to this diagnosis - and in doing so being such a blessing to others. Praying that God will strengthen you and guide you both as you walk this road. Bless you guys. x

  6. PaisleyJade Says:

    Only reading this now Tania - so loved catching up with you over the weekend and just love the idea of sharing the positive of this journey here on your blog (and of course the ups and downs too ;). You are such a special lady. xoxo