I really don’t know how to cope with my friend who has diagnosed Asperger’s recently

Hello. I would like to know how to cope with my friend with Asperger’s.

We were good friends. However, the more we become close, the more we argue. I think this is because that we do not understand to each other. Or I should rather say thay it is so hard for me to understand her way of thinking or perceptions....(she says she understands me but she does not sadly...)

We both had tough times last year. We were so stressed out in own issues. I do admit that I was sometimes nasty and horrible to her. I am shamed to say that I have shouted at her so many times. If I am allowed to excuse for it, this was because I was just not be able to put up with her extreme negativity and strong obsession with wanting to tell her favourite things which I do not like to hear and to correct the meaning of the words I used (my mother language is not English) during having important discussions and/or everyday conversations.

Since she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, for me, she now excuses everything that she cannot do or change because of having Asperger’s. It really does not work for me... She has said to me once that I am neurotypical that is why I do not understand her. It may be true but sounded really cold and I felt a big barrier between us.

She found a kind of soul mate who has also Asperger’s in SNS. She is very happy and it makes her strong. She said to me that that person really understood her and made her feel very comfortable. I felt very jealous and was not happy at all because I am suffering from not being able to understand her as a real life friend exchanging many private and life issues but she admires her virtual friend....

I almost decided to end up our friendship because I do not know how to manage my emotions with her. I do not want to but I do become short tempered. Also, she believes in what her SNS friend says and telephone Asperger’s psychiatrist advice only now. She ignores my calls eventually. That is actually psychiatrist’s advice because I shout at her...My close friends advise me to finish this friendship because of wasting time...I really liked her and thought that I could make a great friendship with her though.....I do not know why our friendship became so bad...

Could anyone kindly tell me how to cope with this situations and a friend with Asperger’s, please? 

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  • I am not wishing to play this silly game any longer, 

    i politely asked for you to not include me in your thoughts, so far you have deleted and edited nearly all of your Replies?

    Quite why I do not know, you have made my replies look rediculouse, you make me out to be a liar by saying I am editing my replies, I have had to copy and paste yours as they keep changing,Well  you cannot edit the copies I have posted.

    i am off to sleep now, delete everything if you like but your replies I copied will stay.

    i havebthe screen captured ones if I need them, I shall read them and reassure myself I am not going crazy.

    I deleted and edited the earlier ones to remove them so they wouldn't offend you, it had not occured to me that they would have that effect of making you look ridiculous, it was not an intention at all.    

    I am not intending to make you out a liar, I asked if you had edited your post, not called you a liar, just asked if you had edited yours, then the responses grew from there. 

    i have no problem with you, I have just been trying to make amends but it seems to have made it worse. 

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