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September 29, 2013
The shortcomings of adults with Aspergerís Syndrome are camouflaged beneath layers of coping strategies and defense mechanisms. Their behavior often gives the impression of someone a little eccentric or odd - but passable because of their high IQ or gift in an area or career.

Life with an AS spouse is very isolating. Since the AS person in public often appears normal, others don't understand the spouse's suffering. Spouses of people with AS play an abnormally large caregiver role. Their families cannot rely on them to participate fully in family life since they typically don't do their share of chores or provide emotional support to other family members.