22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

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by Rudy Simone
     
 

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Although having Asperger Syndrome (AS) can make romantic relations difficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man is certainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS may interpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as a lack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between being gentle and caring to seeming

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Although having Asperger Syndrome (AS) can make romantic relations difficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man is certainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS may interpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as a lack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between being gentle and caring to seeming cold and distant. She may find his behaviour hard to understand, resulting in feelings of loneliness, isolation, and confusion. This book shows how to overcome these difficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner.

From an unwillingness to show affection in public or even sleep in the same bed to problems holding down a job, this book looks at 22 common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living with or married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy Simone explores the complications of Asperger's relationships with honesty and understanding, drawing on research and personal experience to inform and advise women with AS partners. She offers helpful tips for improving the relationship and finding fulfillment both individually and as a couple.

This book will help women to understand the male Asperger's mind and, equally, it can help men with AS to see things from their partner's perspective. It will also be of interest to counsellors working with couples where the male partner has Asperger's Syndrome.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849058032
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date:
05/15/2009
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
316,334
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Maxine Aston is a qualified counsellor and supervisor and presents Asperger Syndrome awareness workshops to counsellors and professionals who may encounter clients affected by AS. She also runs workshops and support groups for partners and parents that live with a person with AS. Maxine has an MSc in Health Psychology and is the author of The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (NAS) and Aspergers in Love (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She is a regular speaker at National and International ASD conferences.

Rudy Simone is a writer and Asperger's Syndrome educator who lives in Western New York.

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22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Often with asperbers , only the negative is talked about. Finally a book that says it like it is but makes sure you remember why you like your Aspie in the 1st place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago