NT Partners Community Meet up

Being in touch with others in your situation can be a lifeline for the NT partner in a relationship. That connection can come as a great relief, validating how you’ve felt and taking away feelings of frustration and isolation.

In all your getting, get understanding. —  Jacqueline Woodson, Hush

It is common within an AS/NT relationship for the NT partner to find that, over time, their social life diminishes. Whilst the AS partner may find lengthy or frequent social interaction exhausting and will need to spend time alone in order to ‘recharge their batteries’, the opposite is true for the NT partner.  Meeting up can be a great way to learn from others and to share experiences about the often frustrating life of loving an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome.

We will post Meetups on this page.  If there isn’t one in your area yet and you’d like to start one, please write to us at meetups@different-together and let us know.  We’ll update this page as often as we are notified of new meetings.  We hope to have Meetups throughout the UK and further afield before too long!

Please come and join us if you can make any of these Meetups:

UK

Leeds:  Coffee and chat – Saturday 23 June

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 28 June

Geneva:  Coffee and chat – Saturday 30 June

Warrington:  Coffee and chat – Friday 6 July

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 9 July

London: Meet, support, vent – Tuesday 10 July

Bovey Tracey:  Coffee and chat – Tuesday 17 July

Northampton:  Coffee and chat – Tuesday 17 July

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 19 July

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 6 August

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 9 August

London: Meet, support, vent – Sunday 12 August

Bovey Tracey: Coffee and chat – Monday 13 August

Leeds:  Coffee and chat – Saturday 25 August 

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 30 August

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 3 September

Bovey Tracey: Coffee and chat – Monday 10 September

London: Meet, support, vent – Tuesday 12 September

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 20 September

Leeds:  Coffee and chat – Saturday 22 September

London: Meet, support, vent – Saturday 13 October

London:  Meet, support, vent – Tuesday 13 November

London: Meet, support, vent – Sunday 9 December

Halifax/Hebden Bridge: monthly meetings, alternating between lunchtimes in Halifax and evenings in Hebden Bridge. Organised by Calderdale Aspergers.

USA

Kathy Marshack, author of “Going over the edge?” used Meetup to start a group in her home town of Portland, Oregon. Her initiative meant the group grew quickly in numbers and now has a membership of over 600 members!

Please Contact us if you would like to advertise a Meetup.