05-10-2016 05:20 PM
Teen daughter has been n a serious relationship for a year. Her demands and obsessiveness on him has pushed him. Away . She can't/wont let go of him continually messaging him to the point he's ignoring her.. Toss in Aspergers and she's a handful. Apart from antidepressants and counsellor what else can I do?
05-10-2016 08:01 PM - last edited on 05-11-2016 02:20 PM by Mitzi
Firstly, welcome to the forums. It's great to have you here as one of the first!
It sounds like you're both going through a tough time. I hope you're doing ok.
Perhaps the aspergers is making it hard for her to read cues from him.
Is she depressed at the moment? Has she been taking her anti-depressants. Having been through quite a bunch of different anti-depressants in my time, it can get to a point where one stops working and your dose needs to be changed, or maybe even move to a different medication totally. It's important to have a good GP with knowledge of mental health, or a psychiatrist, when it comes to getting the medication right.
I'm sure things will get better for you both. It would be great to hear how you go.
05-10-2016 10:45 PM
Hi stHubbins thanks for the reply. The social cues are the hardest part of anyone with Aspergers . The boyfriend has had a lot of difficulty dealing with that and the obsession she has with him. Her whole school life she has had to take dexamphetamine to slow her thoughts down for study. We had to start with an anti d that was compatable. First year of uni this year as well
05-11-2016 01:47 PM
05-11-2016 04:18 PM
Given your daughter has Aspergers and social cues are difficult, are there any good books you could access for her on relationships, emotions etc? Something specifically written for teenagers on the spectrum from ASPECT or one a local Autism service? Relationships are tough for anyone and esp. for teens still trying to understand emotions, feelings, self-esteem etc etc.