ShortyMac January 16, 2020 Share January 16, 2020 Just bringing your reply here instead of clogging the episode thread, @izabella. I don't entirely agree with that. I can't tell you how many times my friends and I have said something similar... "OMG, I am so lucky! I can't imagine how my husband puts up with my neurotic/insecure/thoughtless/messy/etc. shit all the time!" Those of us who have made mistakes in our lives in our pasts also feel grateful that someone loves us anyway and is willing to put up with our "stuff." Those of us who have divorced, or who had many years of being alone before we found someone also feel grateful when we do. Reznick's words to Shuan don't just apply to, or resonate with, someone with autism or who is disabled. *** Reznick has said things like this to/about Shaun before. Those examples you listed don't apply. Having autism or a disability isn't something you can change like that, or get rid of. Yes, Shaun can try different therapies/techniques to help with his challenges, but, he'll always have them. You can choose to change for the better, or be a better person. Has the show shown anything positive with his relationship with Carly? Not much. It's mostly that he doesn't like to be touched, struggles with intimacy, and his sensory issues. My earlier reply: It's about the "saint/hero" title that society places on parents/spouses/family/friends of disabled/non-neurotypical people. That Shaun or whoever should be grateful that anyone wants to be with them, and all that the media shows is their issues and struggles. 1 Link to comment
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