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Marital stress around the child usually starts when one or both of the parents realizes the child is not developing properly.Couples who have a child who does not seek their attention in the usual way (i.e., eye contact, reaching out for or giving of affection, searching them for comfort when hurt) find it hard not to feel rejected or unimportant to the child.They also suffer stress similar to that of parents and siblings.Grandparents are concerned about the difficult situations they see their own children experiencing.If you are in a relationship with an autistic person, you may be wondering how to deal with some of the things you have encountered.Then, you can begin looking for ways to improve your communication with your boyfriend, such as by anticipating social challenges, accepting repetitive behaviors, staying calm when you are upset, and listening when your boyfriend wants to talk.Grandparents may want to help by babysitting, but most do not have the training in behavior management or may not have the physical strength required to handle behavioral episodes.They may just want to play with the child and spoil him/her, and end up feeling rejected by the lack of ‘typical’ exchange.
Overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted, the couple’s communication becomes impaired and even autistic-like, lacking emotion and reciprocity. Grandparents Unlike the parents who are totally focused on the autistic child’s needs, grandparents are concerned about the effects of autism on their adult children (the parents), other grandchildren and future generations.
Before looking at how to best provide support, a better understanding of the particular difficulties autism infuses into the family unit is necessary.