I examine an interpersonal relationship that propelled my further understanding and eventual diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome. Using autoethnography, I seek to understand emotions, identity, and interpersonal relationships better by narrating key moments in the relationships, interactions with a mental health professional, and reflexive analysis. My work interrogates how accessible a research method autoethnography is for someone with Asperger's. I use my experiences to share with readers what it is like to live with having trouble role-taking and reading and enacting neurotypical displays of emotion.
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