11th August 2017 at 1:32 pm #46162AntimothParticipant
Our relationship has been pretty sour for the past few years.
I’m autistic with anxiety and he is neurological with anger issues and depression. He also drinks often. He doesn’t care what others think and can be lazy, but he would rather help other people other than himself and would go out of his way to do so. I can be lazy and selfish. Thinking if myself and my feelings alot. I care for others and want the best for them. I can get quite anxious over last min changes or new scenarios. I’m bad at taking action for things.
He has been emotionally abusive and barely is physical. He tried to keep his hands to himself and says I don’t have self control cause I twitch and he does cause he has his hands behind his back.
I get scared when he’s angry and I am unable go communicate. If I do, I ramble and act all “self pity” and it doesn’t help matters. If I say nothing, it also doesn’t help.
The worst he’s done is beat me when drunk and he didn’t believe me when I told him. He punched my head after I got the police involved. The only evidence was blood cause he has a b****y nose before it happened. He has threatened to kill me once, threaten to ruin my family’s life, say he’s better than me, says I’m not pretty, disgusting, a tramp, s**m, and that I’m dead to him.
I only got properly diagnosed a few years ago and am only now learning self discovery. I am sheltered and didn’t get taught useful common sense in life of I got away with not doing housework. My parents treated me like an outcast and liked to use me for money. I also was overdependant with one of my sisters and now I feel that I’m the same with my partner. This is possibly why I get called lazy.
But I struggle with certain tasks or instructions (this can be due to autism but other times I just take for granted) and he gets easily annoyed now. His patience has been eroding for years and it’s bow run out.
Ive only recently realised that my issues are part of the problem and that it’s not all my fault. And the woe is me attitude can be seen as manipulative. I am afraid. I don’t know how to stand up to him or improve. It’s like my body I’d on auto pilot and I’m the observer. Even if I do understand what I’ve done, it doesn’t sink in and I do it again. I’ve improved In routines but not to prevent him from getting angry.
I know now it’s not all my fault and his more extreme behaviour isn’t right. He likes to use his experience and intelligence and make me feel small, worthless, nothing.
I’m sorry for the long and rambling post but I feel like I need a support group for advice. I have ran out of ideas.
He’s feels like he’s more of a carer and is sick of me not “using my brain” or thinking or listening. He wants me to do things independently instead of relying on other people. This is true.
He has his right to be frustrated but the abusive behaviour is slowly making me feel like I’m losing the will to live. I’m scared to tell my friends or family and I used to have a psychologist but my partner didn’t like that. It tooi me months to tell her the abuse I was in. He won’t attend couples counselling. He knows enough about psychology that he sees no point.
11th August 2017 at 11:06 pm #46171KIP.Participant
Hey there. How sad your story is. Please ring the helpline number on here or reach out to your local women’s aid. Maybe your GP. Does he treat others as badly as he treats you? You see my ex could hold his temper around everyone but me. So he knew exactly what he was doing. Always careful that there were no witnesses. That’s domestic abuse. He is the problem, not you x
12th August 2017 at 11:14 am #46178DaisyParticipant
Anti moth, welcome from me too, glad you found us and hope you find that now here, voicing your concerns and queries, your replies and just reading other posts and seeing things there that relate to you will help you in realising that he is responsible for his actions and that drink or health issues are not to be allowed to hide behind- full stop.as KIP said these abusers often brainwash us into thinking there is an excuse and it’s a Relevation when we see a situation in their lives I,e work, with their family or friends etc that contradicts this so blows that as the truth.Also with health issues, there are many people with similar who are not abusers, even some of us on here have health diagnoses but we wouldn’t abuse others. I think when you start to be aware , as you now are, to reach out and have found us you will start to see his abuse more for what it is – abuse and not to be tolerated. Please stay safe, they often notice the change in us when we seeing them for what they are and things get worse to keep us in check , so say. I don’t know your situation but if he does please don’t hesitate to call the police x x x
11th September 2017 at 6:06 pm #47253annaParticipant
I have quite severe learning difficulty but hidden so you would not notice unless you ask me to do practical tasks and they can be very simple indeed but i struggle to learn and I dont learn instinctively. So an example would be my husband has to show me how to use garden tools even simple ones like secateurs basically everything has to be shown me once or i dont get how to use it! Also ive been pretty much sacked from every job i did because i cannot follow sequential instructions and get in trouble ive also been called lazy by my abusive mum and even though not diagnosed with autism i have different diagnosis i am really sure i am on autistic spectrum i speak very monologue and struggle to understand the give and take of a conversation its worse when im anxious.
Where for some people its hard for them to understand our difficulties and they irritated Thats ok not to understand ( it is absolutly not an exscuse to be abusive) its one thing for someone to think this relationship is not for me and even though that would be sad that is the right thing to do if you dont think the relationship is working. ( and that goes for any type of relationship) but quite another for someone to think they can hurt us because they have an excuse that we are annonying them or bizarley that our behaviour is being done on purpose!
It is not your fault and stress will make ‘tics’ or any ‘stimming’ behaviours more pronounced. Have you looked up any autism websites? im sure you have as you have been formally diagnosed.
No this is not your autism but your partner being abusive and using your autism as a feeble so called justification for his actions. Dont believe a word and well done for posting
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