Aspergers in Love

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Asperger Syndrome (AS) has often been considered to be incompatible with love and relationships, but as the number of diagnoses increases, it is becoming apparent that people with AS can and do have full and intimate relationships. Maxine Aston frankly examines the fundamental aspects of relationships that are often complicated by the disorder. Illustrated with real-life examples, the book tackles issues such as attraction, trust, communication, intimacy and parenting and includes a section on frequently asked questions, making it a must for all those with AS and their partners, as well as for friends, family and counselors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843101154
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/14/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 806,909
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Terminology 11
Introduction 13
1 Attraction 16
2 Shared Interests 22
3 Trust 26
4 Being Valued 32
5 Understanding 39
6 Self-disclosure 45
7 Communication 53
8 The Asperger Syndrome Side of Communication 58
9 Non-Verbal Communication - The Unspoken Word 67
10 Social Scenes 72
11 Routines, Rules and Boundaries 85
12 The Asperger Syndrome Parent 93
13 The Sexual Side of Asperger Syndrome 106
14 Infidelity 118
15 Sexuality and Asperger Syndrome 126
16 Verbal Abuse and Asperger Syndrome 131
17 Domestic Violence and Asperger Syndrome 136
18 Asperger Syndrome and Awareness 143
19 Diagnosis 153
20 Mental and Physical Health and Asperger Syndrome 160
21 Counselling and Asperger Syndrome 168
22 Women and Asperger Syndrome 175
23 Disadvantages of Asperger Syndrome 182
24 Benefits of Asperger Syndrome 190
Conclusion 194
Frequently Asked Questions 199
Resources for Adults with Asperger Syndrome and their Families 222
References 227
Index 228
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2006

    Excellent Insight

    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.

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