What to expect from an adult with NLD/NVLD?
March 16, 2009 1:34 PM Subscribe
Online dating filter: I have been chatting back and forth with a guy who let me know he has Nonverbal Learning Disability. Looking for advice/experience.
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Longer details: I have been talking with this guys for a bit and really seem to get along well. He has some quirky things that made me pause, but who hasn't said things weird over the internet? Last night, in the course of conversation, he explained that he was been diagnosed with NLD/NVLD. He explained a little that it affected him socially with relationships, along with motor skills and school difficulties, but I didn't want to push/be nosy so I have some lingering questions that I thought I would turn to MeFi to help. I know I will probably just meet him and see or eventually ask him more details if this progresses, but I just want to (nonjudgementally) get a sense of this now. As someone who has been diagnosed with depression (although mild), I certainly understand that a diagnosis is not everything that makes up a person.
Most of the research online about this seems to relate to children. It seems to be similar (though I understand not exactly the same) as Asperger. Does anyone have any experience with this in adult children or adult friends/partners?
To reiterate - I hope this doesn't receive backlash - please understand that I am just trying to learn more and not assume he fits into any categories exactly, etc.