One of my favorite things to do in the evenings is to grab a beverage – sometimes it’s a glass of wine, sometimes it might just be tea – and turn on a documentary on Netflix. Something about watching documentaries is soothing, and it’s nice to be able to learn something while you’re being entertained. Multi-tasking!
Autism in Love caught my eye recently because I’ve always been curious about psychology and mental health, having dealt with depression and anxiety myself. By watching it, I learned a lot, had my heart broken a bit, and even cried from joy.
The documentary follows the stories of four adults with autism as they pursue dating and romantic relationships. All four fall in different places on the spectrum of autism and face unique issues, like struggles with confidence or finding common ground with a partner whose autism affects them differently than one’s own.
There are three stories told in this film:
- Lindsey and Dave, a long-term couple trying to see eye to eye on what their future holds
- Stephen, who has a great deal of trouble communicating and whose wife is very sick with cancer
- Lenny, a young man who is frustrated about his station in life and the difficulties he has had with dating
If you know someone who has autism, or if you’re just curious about it like I am, I highly recommend watching Autism in Love. It’s streaming on Netflix!
This post was sponsored by Netflix #StreamTeam, but all opinions are my own!