My husband, in his mid-thirties, was recently diagnosed with Aspergers. He is currently extremely overwhelmed with everything going on in life right now. We are having marital problems, we have a toddler who is expressing her independence and his favorite boss at work is being posted out of the province. On top of everything, he is depressed.
His first reaction is to push our daughter and me away, and I can understand how pushing us and the problems that we add to his life away, will make it easier for him to deal with his own issues. However, I love him and I want to help him deal with being overwhelmed and manage my behavior around him to reduce his stress. We have been in marriage counseling, however, her suggestions seem to create more anxiety in him than helping. My mother suggested trying something a little more geared towards helping his Aspergers side first. Deal with coping mechanisms first, then marital issues.
I am having trouble finding resources for adults and what I do find, is not particularly helpful. I am looking for anything that can help me support my husband through this trying time.
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