Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

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Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour. When Sarah and Keith met in 2003 neither knew much about Asperger Syndrome. Sarah thought Keith was 'weird' and couldn't work out why; and Keith thought Sarah was obsessed ...
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Overview

Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour. When Sarah and Keith met in 2003 neither knew much about Asperger Syndrome. Sarah thought Keith was 'weird' and couldn't work out why; and Keith thought Sarah was obsessed with diagnosing him with something-or-other. Difficulties ensued that brought the relationship to an end. Slowly, however, they each built up their knowledge of AS and in the meantime developed a mutual understanding, mutual acceptance and a desire to be together again. This personal account is supplemented with professional knowledge and anecdotes gained from Sarah's work with adults with AS - a career which started as a result of her experiences with Keith. She swears that she didn't take her work home with her! It is inspiring reading for couples in Asperger relationships as well as for counselling professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843105404
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,029,279
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     7
Preface     9
Introduction - Setting the Scene     13
How Did I Get Here?     17
Diagnosis     27
Relationship Mk I - Who Is This Weirdo/Crazy Woman?     43
The End of the Beginning - Splitting Up     53
Relationship Mk II - Not So Weird/Crazy After All     61
Practicalities     81
Speaking Asperger as a Second Language     91
The World According to Keith     99
Change, Certainty and Cantankerousness     107
Communication     111
Pay-offs, Sad Days and Thoughts     123
Conclusion     135
References     139
Resources     141
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