Going crazy in this little household. I'm quite convinced my hubby has aspergers. We have been together for 7 years now and every week he gets that little bit harder to love. In fact I breathe a sigh of relief when Monday comes and realise we have 'survived' another weekend with Daddy.
This weekend has been particularly tough as he was emotionally abusive to our 3 yo - he told him to get stuffed very loudly and aggressively when Ollie didn't want to do something his way. I said that was totally inappropriate and he didn't get what was so bad about behaving that way.
We talked about it the next morning and he apologised for his behaviour (as he usually does the next day - though I'm not sure he really thinks he has done wrong) and said that he is really having trouble bonding with our son, that our son is totally out of control and undisciplined. He feels rejected by our son and unable to communicate with 'the monster'. He is talking about our 3 year old who is (suspected) autistic. I'm reading this and thinking 'what a ****' but we are so screwed up in the house that all I could think at the time is 'he is finally communicating!!'
I've put this post here because I understand autism is genetic and I'm wondering if any families out there have both adult and child autism and have similar issues.
I always seem to read stories about wonderful and caring fathers that invest in their autistic child's future, investigate and education themselves to help deal with the daily challenges and love and adore their exceptional needs kids. Unfortunately I don't have that and I wonder where I go from here.....