I am in a similar situation -- after man frustrating years of my brother "not being normal" and watching while other mocked and made fun of him (including my parents) I myself always thought he was narcisstic. Recently I have come to the overwhelming relization that he has Aspergers. I don't know how to tell my Mom or him......I don't want them to "kill" the messenger. Any advice? I have tried to get him to a psychologist many times, but he thinks it is everyone else with the problem, not him......
Just a quick note to say hi! My brother Carl is 59 - two years older and has Aspergers but his psychologist doesn't see any point in telling him. I disagree but I am not sure why. I am too chicken to tell him as he has a lot of anger issues including anger at me for things that have happened in the past. He prides himself at having a great memory and doesn't want to forget anything, particularly if it was a bad experience for him. I tried to develop a good relationship as we have gotten to be adults. I didn't understand him when I was growing up, just like the rest of the world including my parents. Are you interested in e-mail conversations about this? Librarian69
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