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Long Distance Autistic Relationship
My boyfriend has recently moved to another country. His autism really isn't noticeable at all and normally doesn't phase him. However, he's never been out of his home town or away from his mother. This is the first time since we've met that we've been apart. He's been attending a university and does come back home and when he's home he's fine. As sweet and as caring as ever. He's been struggling with sleeping issues which gets in the way of his studies and he goes through rough patches with that. When he's down at university our relationship really struggles because of communication, and he eventually gets so stressed that he just shuts me out. We've both had numerous discussions about this and neither of us want to break up. I'm aware that he's struggling because all of a sudden he's been thrown in to all sorts of unfamiliar territory and I can only imagine how hard it must be for him, I really want to find some way in which I can help him. I just want to make things easier for him, I hate to see him struggling.