"What can be done about an Asperger's partner who does not have any concept of time? Today he texted to tell me he would call me on my lunch break for our normal afternoon talk "in 10 minutes." That was an 45 minutes ago. He could spend an hour at the grocery when it should only take 20 minutes.And when we have to leave the house to go somewhere, he's never ready when I am, so we end up late to most things." 1. For example, if you have two cars, tell your partner what time you plan to leave for whatever you're supposed to be leaving for, and when you're ready to go, gently say, "I'm ready to leave and you are welcome to meet me (wherever it is you're going), but I'm leaving with or without you." Do this in a non-confrontational manner -- just matter of fact and without emotion. Sometimes when Aspies are so engrossed in their "special interest" (e.g., surfing the Internet), they lose track of time. If he targets to be "on time," he will either be on time or late. However, if he targets to be early, he will most likely be on time. Suggest to your partner that he create a daily plan. He can do this in the morning -- or even better, the night before. Another area of challenge for Aspies that is also related to poor time-management is problems with executive function.
Natural consequences often help Aspies learn better time-management. In this case, having a huge clock in front of his computer will keep him aware of the time at the moment. The plan will give him a good overview of how the day will pan out.
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