The content resonates with my experience of supporting and guiding so many adults with Asperger syndrome seeking a partner or requesting relationship counselling, from a couple who have only recently fallen in love to those who have been together for decades and become grandparents.
If you have Asperger syndrome or are in a relationship with someone who has Asperger syndrome this book will change your life for the better. Synopsis This comprehensive handbook is essential reading for men with Asperger Syndrome and their partners. It will also be of immeasurable use to counsellors and other professionals working with such individuals.
Jessica Kingsley July Maxine has included excellent definitions and explanations of the differences between the AS and NT partner and places strong emphasis on the fact that being different doesn't mean being wrong. This book will really make a difference to those who want to live more harmoniously together.
Synopsis Asperger Syndrome AS can affect some of the fundamental ingredients required to make relationships work, such as emotional empathy and communication. This workbook provides couples affected by AS with strategies that will benefit their relationship together, and their family as a whole. With candid advice, activities and worksheets, the book explores a variety of approaches that couples can use to improve their relationship.
Whilst acknowledging that all relationships are different and each needs to be viewed as a unique case, the author identifies specific issues that can be problematic in an Asperger relationship. The book provides a range of ideas based on years of research and counselling experience and covers crucial areas such as verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, parenting and home life.
This practical book is designed for use by couples and families affected by AS, either on their own or in conjunction with a counsellor. Jessica Kingsley 15 Oct Maxine Aston is one of the few professionals currently working as a 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 Read this book and breathe a sigh of relief that there is really someone who does understand the impact of Asperger Syndrome on both partners in a "mixed marriage.
Synopsis 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.
This book has shown to be a valuable guide to couples living in a relationship when one or both are affected by Asperger Syndrome. The forward written by Dr Tony Attwood states: She knows what she is talking about. She uses quotations and real examples to illustrate her points giving guidance to couples with a compassionate understanding of both perspectives.
Her insight is extraordinary and her positive attitude and strategies for successful relationships make this an essential guide for couples and counsellors. A Guide for Parents and Professionals. The Complete Guide to Asperger's syndrome. London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers; London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Asperger's syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescents through Adulthood.
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