22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome
112 pages, 5 3/20 x 8 4/25
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 relations difficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man is certainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS may interpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as a lack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between being gentle and caring to seeming cold and distant. She may find his behaviour hard to understand, resulting in feelings of loneliness, isolation, and confusion. This book shows how to overcome these difficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner.

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

This book will help women to understand the male Asperger's mind and, equally, it can help men with AS to see things from their partner's perspective. It will also be of interest to counsellors working with couples where the male partner has Asperger's Syndrome.

Rudy Simone is an Aspergirl, writer and AS consultant who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Maxine Aston is a counsellor and supervisor and presents Asperger Syndrome awareness workshops to counsellors and professionals who may encounter clients affected by AS. She is the author of The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (NAS) and Aspergers in Love.
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