SINGLE VS. TAKEN LIFE

I am in a very committed relationship. I am amazed someone actually said “yes” to going out with me. But here we are, almost eight years later, and still happy. I think being alone is a primal fear for people. Why else would we get married or be interested in other people? Like me, Allie is on the Autism Spectrum. I think that definitely helps. We can openly talk to each other about our diagnoses and not think the other is judging. Allie is my best friend. I honestly feel she is the One. I mean, it’s been almost eight years and we are still going strong. For me, it’s a comforting thought knowing I have someone who is in the same boat as me that I can talk to about anything. We have had so many meaningful discussions about everything. And it’s not just that. Even the little “nothing” conversations we have mean the world to me. I think that’s the hallmark of a true friend; someone who you might have differing opinions with, but are willing to hear each other out. I can’t even imagine what my life would be like without Allie, or any friends for that matter. Allie is an extension of my family, at least to me. She is my partner. I have loved every second I spent with her and cannot wait to see what the future has in store! So what is your perspective? Is it better to be single or in a relationship? Thanks for reading!

-Tom

 

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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