MEETUP VIDEO CONFERENCE: Maybe it’s not you.
An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Video Conference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for this call.
TOPIC: VIDEO CONFERENCE: Maybe it’s not you.
WHEN: Thursday, May 7th at 10:00 am Pacific Time
Part of our healing from the anguish of these very tough relationships, is to accept the reality of the problem. There may be nothing wrong with you, your communication skills, or your relationship skills. It really might be that you are dealing with an ASD partner who is creating the friction.
Yes of course, you have things to work on too. Healthy people recognize that they are always in need of feedback and developmental adaptions. However, improvement in ASD/NT relationships does not involve the usual NT introspection and give-and-take dialog that works so well everywhere else. Odd as it may sound, it helps to step back and recognize that it is not you. It may be them.
What I am asking of you here is to detach from your expectations. Instead, delve deeply into the world of your “Aspie” so that you can get past how their thinking stops you. We need to remain resourceful for our ASD loved ones, understand where they are coming from — and then design an intervention. We NTs have the tools to do this, when our ASD loved ones do not.
When you join this call, make sure you have a private place to talk, without interruption. I will send you reminders of this Zoom conference, but if you don’t have your email set to receive the reminders, you may not notice. I would hate to have you miss the call, so make sure you’re able to get my messages.
The instructions for the Zoom call will be emailed to participants, once you have paid for the call. This call is for Meetup members and members of ASPERGER SYNDROME & Relationships (as long as you are also a member of Meetup). The fee is $18.95.
Pleased make sure you have a quiet, uninterrupted space to call in. Instructions on how to download Zoom can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/Asperger-Syndrome-Partners-Family-of-Adults-with-ASD/pages/19672892/Video_Conference_Meeting_Instructions/
Meeting ID and password for each video conference will be emailed. Please check your Meetup settings to make sure you are able to receive emails.