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Aspergers in Love


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Foreword, 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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A look at the aspects of relationships that are complicated by AS

About the Author

Maxine Aston is a Relate trainer and couple counsellor specializing in relationships affected by AS. She has a degree in psychology, is the author of The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (NAS) and is a frequent speaker at Autism Spectrum Disorder conferences.


'This challenging and fascinating reader dispels myths and assumptions about the ability of people with Asperger to form and maintain loving relationships...Numerous relationship issues examined by Aston and those who were interviewed, including the many difficulties which both partners may face. At the same time there is a wealth of practical information about how couples can address and overcome problems. As there is an increasing number of people with Asperger, and as more and more reach adulthood and seek relationships and have children, this is becoming an important topic.' -Care & Health Magazine 'Maxine Aston is the only professional currently working as counsellor and researcher in the field of relationships in which one partner has Asperger syndrome, and so she is uniquely placed to write this book...not only does she make clear the difficulties that both partners in such a relationship experience, she also suggests strategies for dealing with this book and breathe a sigh of relief that there really is someone who does understand the impact of Asperger syndrome on both partners in a "mixed marriage". - from the Foreword by Gisela and Chris Slater-Walker

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