Our relationship

I have been with my partner now for three years. His name is Alex and he has Asperger syndrome. We are unusual because of the age gap between us, which is 19 years. He is younger than me but we have not found this to be a problem.

We share similar interests, we have had very similar experiences, and we have a deep understanding and respect for each other. He is deeply loving, kind and supportive. He has many gifts and talents, including his music and his work as a DJ on hospital radio. He also enjoys quiz shows on TV. We go for long country walks together, pub meals and visits to National Trust properties.

We have had our ups and downs, but I love him more than anything and find him totally fascinating to be with. We make a great team. I have learned so much from him about truth, loyalty, friendship and fun. He is the most special person in my life.