DEAR DEIDRE: MY mate, my wife and I were enjoying a catch-up over a drink when out of nowhere they start telling me I’m “different” and “special”.
It’s true I have always felt different from my mates.
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We have a son who is diagnosed as autistic and the more I think about it, the more I can see certain traits in myself.
But I’m a bit upset it’s taken until I’m 34 for the childhood friend and my wife of nine years to talk to me about this.
I’m angry that they might have been talking about this behind my back.
They say it’s nothing wrong and that I’m unique, but it’s still bothering me.
DEIDRE SAYS: It was probably worrying about how you would react that made your wife and friend hesitate.
Many people diagnosed with autism or Asperger syndrome as adults actually find that it comes as a relief, as it explains certain difficulties they have experienced and helps them find strategies to cope.
Plus, you don’t love your son any the less, do you?
Start by contacting the National Autistic Society (autism.org.uk, 0808 800 4104) for more information.
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