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I am distant in relationships; especially with my four adult

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I am distant in relationships; especially with my four adult children. I just don't seem to care/feel for/about them.My brother feels the same about his adult kids. But, it goes for all people with me. It's been that way since childhood. No true empathy or connection for others. jim XXXXXXX
Hello and thank you for consulting JA,

Lack of feelings of social connection is one of the symptoms of Asperger Syndrome. It does run in families so maybe you and your brother suffer from this condition. Here is an article that talks about all of the symptoms.....

http://www.aane.org/about_asperger_syndrome/what_is_asperger_syndrome.htm
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Here is more about the diagnosis:

http://www.aane.org/about_asperger_syndrome/asperger_syndrome_diagnosis_adults.html

I hope this helps....if not let me know..
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