Dating While Autistic: Cut Through the Social Quagmire and Find Your Person

Dating While Autistic: Cut Through the Social Quagmire and Find Your Person

by Wendela Whitcomb Marsh
Dating While Autistic: Cut Through the Social Quagmire and Find Your Person

Dating While Autistic: Cut Through the Social Quagmire and Find Your Person

by Wendela Whitcomb Marsh

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Overview

Dating is stressful, isn’t it? If you’re autistic, the thought of trying to meet someone new can feel exhausting.

Could you use a dating coach, but in book form? Then you’ve come to the right place.

This book takes you from first date to friendship to love. You’ll find “Bad Idea/Better Idea” tips for what to avoid, and what to try instead. “A Couple of Singles” follows two fictional autistic characters, Bill and Trish, on their quest for love. “Ask Yourself” offers opportunities to reflect on what’s important to you.

Finally, “Actually Autistic Love Stories” bring first-hand knowledge from neurodivergent couples who are already living the dream.

If you want down-to-earth guidance on how to navigate dating and relationships, you’ve come to the right place. This book is for you.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949177992
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 02/14/2023
Series: Adulting while Autistic , #2
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 745,500
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Wendela Whitcomb Marsh has a heart for autists of all ages, and for the amazing parents and professionals who love them and work with them. Having been a teacher, counselor, psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, as well as parent of and spouse to awesome autistic people, she brings a unique perspective to working with this population. She lives in Salem, Oregon.

Read an Excerpt

If you’re reading this book, you may wonder if you’ll ever find true love for yourself. No one can see the future or promise a fairy tale outcome, but I can say with confidence that the possibilities are wide open. A loving relationship should never be ruled out just because of a diagnosis.

Does that mean the way will be smooth, and that you can have whatever person you fancy as your true love? No, of course not. But, this isn’t promised to neurotypical people, either. It’s important to be open to what the future may hold for you, even if it’s not exactly what you first had in mind. Most worthwhile things require work, and love is no different.

To help you move forward with this work, this book takes a close look at dating and romance, with strategies and tips to help you move from a first date to friendship to love.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
MANAGE EXPECTATIONS: Not Everyone You Like Will Like You
Chapter 2
FLIRTY OR FRIENDLY: How Can You Tell?
Chapter 3
HOW TO CHAT: Let’s Talk About That
Chapter 4
RESPECT BOUNDARIES: Don’t Overstep, and Don’t Get Stepped Over
Chapter 5 SENSE AND SENSORY SENSIBILITY: It’s Different for Everyone
Chapter 6
INTERESTS: Yours, Mine, and Ours
Chapter 7
SPEED LIMITS: The Slower Partner Sets the Pace
Chapter 8
HAPPY ENDINGS HAPPEN…In Their Own Sweet Time
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