'God, he's so gorgeous he could have anyone - but not for long,' she says, laughing. then, when the conversation turns to homes and babies and bank accounts, he'd be gone! Sarah frequently found him selfish, cold and distant.
Keith found Sarah hard work, demanding and 'screechy'.
Ultimately, only one thing allowed them to start again from scratch - they uncovered the reason for Keith's 'insensitivity', his aloofness, the fact that he could see no future with Sarah nor seemed to want one: Keith has Asperger's syndrome (AS). Asperger's - a developmental condition that falls within the autism spectrum - was identified more than 60 years ago but became a standard diagnosis only in 1992 when it entered the World Health Organisation's diagnostic manual.
As a result, the majority of adults with the syndrome almost certainly grew up without knowing they had it.
Men with (suspected) Asperger’s are everywhere – in the highest offices of power and at the top of the most influential companies.He's gentle, unworldly, highly attentive and charmingly old-fashioned. The very things that make Keith so attractive to Sarah are symptoms of Asperger's.Anna Moore meets the couples living with this surprisingly common condition Keith has just arrived at Sarah's home in Hove and they're clearly delighted by the prospect of the next few days together..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus,.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count,.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before,.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. In Asperger’s and Anxiety Dubin mentions another autistic man who didn’t date until his forties. It can take autistic people a long time to develop the confidence and social skills we need to maintain meaningful relationships.