Negative, unfortunately. By the way, thank you for that venn diagram. It helped put a lot of things into perspective for me.
See, I’ve been dating a man for over a year now. For the most part, he has qualities any human being would want in another. However, there is VERY little intellectual stimulation. Therefore I’ve been trying to figure out what I should do. To confound the situation even further, I have reason to believe he’s on the Spectrum. I have no confirmation, but after speaking to medical professionals in this arena, they suspect something is ‘off’.
I care very much for him, but don’t feel that deeply seated, deeply rooted combination you pointed out in the venn diagram. Is it a reason to leave? I don’t know yet. I may never know and have to make a decision. Until then, I come to Medium and lovely author’s like yourself for clarity, advice, release of what’s on my mind, and more.
Thank you for this piece and thank you for listening