"When "Asperger Syndrome" is part of the mix in a relationship, the challenges easily mount. This is not to say that the ASD partner is to blame or is at "fault." However, given that the core characteristics of "Asperger Syndrome" relate to communication, emotions, perspective taking and sensory issues, the very components upon which relationships are built, it is no wonder that misunderstanding and frustration often crop up in these relationships. Without insight and tolerance gained from understanding each other, many NT spouses and family members end up feeling misunderstood, frustrated, isolated and unloved. Unfortunately this often and unnecessarily leads to divorce.