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Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work
     

Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work

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by Tony Attwood (Foreword by), Katrin Bentley
 

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Communication is one of the biggest challenges faced by people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), yet an Asperger marriage requires communication more than any other relationship. Thousands of people live in Asperger marriages without knowing the answers to important questions such as 'What behaviours indicate that my spouse has AS?' 'Is it worthwhile to get a

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Communication is one of the biggest challenges faced by people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), yet an Asperger marriage requires communication more than any other relationship. Thousands of people live in Asperger marriages without knowing the answers to important questions such as 'What behaviours indicate that my spouse has AS?' 'Is it worthwhile to get a diagnosis?' 'Is there hope for improvement?'

Katrin Bentley has been married for 18 years. Since receiving her husband's diagnosis of AS, their marriage has improved substantially. They learnt to accept each other's different approaches to life and found ways to overcome problems and misunderstandings. Today they are happily married and able to communicate effectively.

Alone Together shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843105374
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Pages:
130
Sales rank:
345,474
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.

Katrin Bentley was born in Switzerland but now lives in Queensland, Australia, with her husband, Gavin, who has Asperger's Syndrome. Katrin volunteers at Asperger Services Australia. She is also a qualified primary school teacher and fitness instructor.

Katrin Bentley was born in Switzerland but now lives in Queensland, Australia, with her husband, Gavin, who has Asperger's Syndrome. Katrin volunteers at Asperger Services Australia. She is also a qualified primary school teacher and fitness instructor.

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Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
smolsen More than 1 year ago
I read this short memoir slash informal guide for couples in which one person is "neurotypical" and the other an AS type, and knew it would have been hugely valuable to me in my relationship that just ended after 6 years had I known of it sooner. It illustrates the dynamics that get created because of the lack of awareness each person has of the way the other person's mind works and what that means for what each person needs. Then it gives useful, practical examples of how these dynamics can be shifted and to a critical extent overcome, through recognizing what is really going on, taking care of one's self, and creating an environment in which true communication is possible. I definitely recommend it. I wish there more examples to illustrate how this plays out, as well as perhaps a little more information up front about what drew this couple together-- it is somewhat baffling from what is told how they managed to stick it out as long as they did (some 17 years!) before discovering Aspergers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago