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Survey (modifications for partners of Aspies)

From: Gabriel G.
Sent on: Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:38 PM

I understand that not every question is applicable to partners of Aspies, so I have submitted some modifications. Please refer to the previous survey and make the indicated changes.

1-6 can be applied to spouses as written in the discussion. It would be interesting to note levels of depression in spouses of Aspies, though my research currently suggests that an Aspie in a relationship can have poor relationship satisfaction even while their partner is happy with the relationship. This is probably due to the Aspie assuming that they are performing inadequately because of what they have been taught about Asperger Syndrome and their inability to describe emotional states to their partner, thus their emotional needs may go unaddressed.

7 can also provide a contrast between an Aspie and a neurotypical in hiw their understanding of relationships is established outside of relationships.

Ignore the Aspie-specific part of 8, but having an "insider view" of the level if honesty in dating would also be good for comparison.

9 and 10 can also be generalized.

11 can also be generalized, but 12 should be changed for you.

On 12, how do you perceive the importance of your role in supporting your partner through their difficulties from Asperger Syndrome.

13-do you assist your partner in their social interactions elsewhere,and where do you feel your partner feels most "at home" away from home?

14. Did your partner's employment status have any effect on your decision to form a relationship with them?

15. As a partner of an Aspie, which proposed treatments do you feel would be beneficial for your partner? Do you play a role in their current treatments?

16-18 are the same as on the Aspie version.

19 Has your partner willingly made changes to better accommodate your needs in the relationship?

20 is also the same as on the Aspie version of the survey.

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