22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome
112 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paperback
Release Date:01 Jan 2009
ISBN:9781849058032
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22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

By Rudy Simone; Foreword by Maxine Aston
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Although having Asperger Syndrome (AS) can make romantic relationsdifficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man iscertainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS mayinterpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as alack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between beinggentle and caring to seeming cold and distant. She may find hisbehaviour hard to understand, resulting in feelings of loneliness,isolation, and confusion. This book shows how to overcome thesedifficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner.

From an unwillingness to show affection in public or even sleep inthe same bed to problems holding down a job, this book looks at 22common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living withor married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy Simone exploresthe complications of Asperger's relationships with honesty andunderstanding, drawing on research and personal experience to informand advise women with AS partners. She offers helpful tips forimproving the relationship and finding fulfillment both individuallyand as a couple.

This book will help women to understand the male Asperger's mindand, equally, it can help men with AS to see things from theirpartner's perspective. It will also be of interest to counsellorsworking with couples where the male partner has Asperger'sSyndrome.

Rudy Simone is an Aspergirl, writer and AS consultantwho lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Maxine Astonis a counsellor and supervisor and presents Asperger Syndrome awarenessworkshops to counsellors and professionals who may encounter clientsaffected by AS. She is the author of The Other Half of AspergerSyndrome (NAS) and Aspergers in Love.
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