Charlotte explained: “It was about five years before he told me he has autism, and that was only because I asked.
“I had googled the conundrum of his absolute devotion to me and his daily lack of empathy. It felt like I didn’t know who I was with.
“Asperger’s came up as the answer, and when I put it to Chris, I thought he would be horrified.
“Instead, he gradually agreed. He hadn’t told me because he thought he had the techniques to hide it.”