Dating a parent of an autistic child

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Lately, I’ve noticed a pattern of serial romantic relationships among friends who are dating online.They meet, and a few months later, introduce their new partner to their kids.I wanted to start off with one of the more recent people to become involved with Nigel – my boyfriend, Rick.

Like many children with autism, Lil' D thrives on predictability and routine. Then there are times that he'll scream, cry, and hit himself on the head.

I know my kids are young, but they will be independent adults one day.

Am I being selfish or shallow in my fear of this undertaking? Thanks for asking such an honest and challenging question, Carol. A man is allowed to not want to date a 400lb woman if he doesn’t find her attractive.

With the varying personalities of three children (plus both sets of grandparents, who support us and often visit from either India or Maryland), my husband and I feel both overwhelmed and blessed with love and support.

How do we keep everyone happy and moving forward while assessing all the moods, behaviors, and responsibilities of Lil' D's needs?

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