Aspergers in Loveby Maxine C. Aston
Pub. Date: 03/14/2003
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Asperger syndrome (AS) has often been considered to be incompatible with love and relationships, but as the number of people who are diagnosed with the disorder increases, it is becoming apparent that people with AS can and do have full and intimate relationships. Comparing and contrasting both AS and non-AS partners' viewpoints, this book frankly examines the fundamental aspects of relationships that are often complicated by the disorder. With all findings illustrated with case examples taken from interviews conducted with couples, the author tackles issues such as attraction, trust, communication, sex and intimacy, and parenting. Drawing on her extensive research and established career as a Relate counsellor, Maxine Aston has produced a much-needed analysis of intimate relationships where one adult has AS and this book is a must for all those with AS and their partners, as well as for friends, family and counsellors.
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Table of ContentsForeword, Gisela and Chris Slater-Walker.. Terminology. Introduction. 1. Attraction. 2. Shared interests. 3. Trust. 4. Being Valued. 5. Understanding. 6. Self-disclosure 7. Communication. 8. The Asperger side of Communication. 9. The Unspoken Word. 10. Social scenes. 11. Routines, rules and boundaries. 12.The Asperger Parent. 13. The Sexual side of Asperger syndrome. 14. Infidelity. 15. Sexuality and Aspergers. 16. Verbal abuse and Aspergers. 17. Domestic Violence. 18. Aspergers and Awareness. 19. Diagnosis. 20. Mental and Physical health and Aspergers. 21. Counseling and Aspergers. 22. Women and Aspergers. 23. Disadvantages of Aspergers. 24. Benefit of Aspergers. Conclusion. Frequently Asked Questions. References.
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After eight frustrating months in a relationship with an 'Aspi' I finally was directed to this book. So many questions were answered and I developed a new understanding of this man I loved. Our relationship has become stronger and deeper with this understanding. It is a must read for the non-aspi and definitely a read for the aspi partner. It allowed open communication in a non-threatening way. I highly recommend it.