My live in boyfriend was discharged from the Navy for his disorder. I am reasonably aware of the disorder. He is nonviolent, but I would like to know if over time we can train him to help him fit into society better. I think with the proper guidance we can keep him manageable. I say we because he is typical, in that he is too untrusting, secretive, and of course feels no need to try to treat, but he responds well to training once he sees that it helps him blend in. My acceptance and even curiousity wills him to speak up. I got him to say bless you sometimes when I sneeze, but some empathy might be nice, even if it is false. Can he be trained, if not treated?
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