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What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

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Positive, practical and realistic, this book offers a wealth of information on women, dating and relationships for men with Asperger Syndrome (AS).

Many AS men are totally confused and bewildered by women and relationships and find it hard to know what to do, what to say and how to get it right. For these men, understanding the emotional side to relationships and women's needs can be a complete mystery and they often get it disastrously wrong....

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Overview

Positive, practical and realistic, this book offers a wealth of information on women, dating and relationships for men with Asperger Syndrome (AS).

Many AS men are totally confused and bewildered by women and relationships and find it hard to know what to do, what to say and how to get it right. For these men, understanding the emotional side to relationships and women's needs can be a complete mystery and they often get it disastrously wrong. This practical handbook provides many of the answers to Asperger men's frequently asked questions about women, dating and relationships, helping them to better understand the way relationships work and increasing their confidence and ability to have successful relationships.

This comprehensive handbook is essential reading for men with Asperger Syndrome (and their partners). It will also be of considerable use to counsellors and other professionals working with such individuals

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849052696
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 517,180
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (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 Aspergers in Love and The Asperger Couple's Workbook, both also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She is a regular speaker at National and International ASD conferences, and lives in Coventry, UK.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Tony Attwood. Introduction. Part I: Dating and Courtship. 1. Where is the best place to meet a prospective partner? 2. How do I know if she is attracted to me? 3. How do I ask her out? 4. Where do I take her on the first date and what can I do to make a good first impression? 5. What should I talk about on the first date? 6. How do I know when or if to take it further? 7. When is it OK to expect sex? 8. What if she rejects me? How can I avoid this happening? 9. Why are women so complicated? 10. I feel that whatever I do it will be wrong, especially when she is upset. If I say nothing, it is wrong, if I say something that will be wrong too. She says I make things worse, so is it my entire fault? 11. I get to a point that I feel I want to run away as I cannot discuss or argue anymore. Why won't she just let me go? 12. She asks me what I feel or why I love her and before I can answer she has become reactive/angry/upset/critical. Why? 13. She tells me I have a communication problem and yet I have been complimented on my communication at work? Who is right here? 14. I feel she purposefully pushes me until I react and then acts the victim and blames me for getting angry. Why does she do this? 15. Why is she always criticising me? 16. Why does she always exaggerate? 17. She accuses me of being dishonest and not disclosing relevant information, yet when I do disclose and I am open it seems to upset her or causes an argument. I cannot win. What does she want? 18. My only purpose seems to be to work and earn the money. Is this all I am worth? Why does she not appreciate all I do for her (and the family)? 19. My partner complains that when I come in from work I do not immediately start discussing the day with her. I find this really difficult and she does not understand. Why is she so demanding? 20. My partner keeps nagging me to get rid of some of my possessions. She does not understand how much stress this causes me. What can I do? 21. My wife does not seem to know how to load a dishwasher and yet when I rearrange the contents she gets really mad at me. Why won't she just do things the correct way? 22. I like to plan my day and keep to routines and structure I have put into place; she knows this? 23. I was taken aback when a work colleague said he was sorry to hear that I had failed to complete the London marathon. I had not discussed this with anyone at work and was shocked to hear my colleague's wife had read it on my partner's Facebook page. Why does my partner have to announce everything we do on Facebook? Surely I am entitled to some privacy in my life. 24. She constantly accuses me of not listening to her and forgetting what she has told me. Is she making this up to put me down or do I really have memory problems? 25. My partner complains I spend too much time on the internet and not enough time with her, and yet when I try to spend time with her she just wants to watch soaps! I think she is being unreasonable. Is she? 26. My partner discovered I had been looking at porn on the internet. She is now threatening me with divorce. She is acting like I have had an affair. Why is she taking it so out of proportion, surely this is what all men do? 27. I feel I am living with Jekyll and Hyde. For two weeks out of every month my partner seems to have a personality change. She blames it on PMT. Is it really that bad? 28. Why does she get angry/upset if I don't call/text her at least once a day? 29. Why are cards and gifts so important to her? 29. Why are cards and gifts so important to her? 30. Why does she need me to keep telling her I love her? 31. How can I keep saying I love you and other nice things without sounding false? 32. How can I tell the difference between when she just wants a hug and when she wants to have sex? 33. Why won't she have sex with me? And then there were three...34. We have recently had our first child. I feel my whole life has been turned upside down, my wife has become totally unpredictable and one minute she is happy and the next she is crying her eyes out. What's wrong with her? 35. Our baby seems to scream all the time and I cannot cope with the noise. I am not getting any sleep. My partner does not understand how hard it is for me and gets angry if I complain. Why? 36. I spend all day at work and when I get home my partner expects me to take on the child care and yet she has been at home all day. This feels unreasonable. Is it? 37. My partner said she cannot trust me to look after the children. I feel she is trying to turn the children against me and prevent me from spending time with them. I would never hurt the children so why is she doing this? 38. I feel totally on the outside and alienated from the family. It feels like it is them and me, yet my partner gets angry and accuses me of not being involved enough with them. Who is right? 39. Why does she say I am too serious with the children/grandchildren? 40. Do you have a list of what I can do to try to make her happy in our relationship? 41. Are AS/non AS relationships every successful? References.

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