My older sister was always been.... different. Our whole family knew it. When she was in Jr High she was diagnosed with ADHD, but never took any medication for it and never had any real treatment. Reading posts on cafemom has made me aware of Asperger's Disorder. I have read many different websites about it and realized my sister shows or has shown every characteristic of AD.
I am not really sure how to approach her about this, or if I even should. She went her entire teenage life depressed and friendless. She didn't start dating until her early 20s and married the first guy who fell in love with her because (in her words) she wasn't sure if anyone else ever would. She lives a seemingly normal life now. Married, three kids, graduated college with fantastic grades. But she still cannot hold "normal" relationships with friends and causes a lot of drama everytime she comes to visit.
I am not sure what to do about this.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:46 AM on Feb. 19, 2010 in Relationships
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Answer by alejandra559 at 3:10 AM on Feb. 19, 2010
Â Yes we (me and other family members) have definitely brought up how controlling her husband is. Before she got married we had an unofficial intervention. My parents BEGGED her to not marry him. That is when she said, "No one else will ever love her". She always felt like her family never understood her. In fairness, we didn't. We never knew she had Aspergers. She felt like he really loved her, and he really understood her. She needed the structure and he steped in. Unfortunately, he has taken complete advantage of her. We are all sickened by the way he treats their children. He treats them as if they were dogs. In fact, most people respect their dogs more than he respects his kids.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 AM on Feb. 19, 2010
I would hope that getting some therapy for AD would help her realize how her husband actually treats her. And possibly give her the strength to either stand up to him, or leave. I know she is still depressed. She has been depressed for as long as I can remember.
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