Aspergers in love : couple relationships and family affairs / Maxine Aston ; foreword by Gisela and Chris Slater-Walker.
By: Aston, Maxine C.London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley, 2003Description: 232 pages : 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781843101154.Subject(s): ASPERGER SYNDROME | INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS | COMMUNICATION | SEXUALITY | PARENTING
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Includes bibliographical references (page 227) and index.
Foreword / Gisela Slater-Walker and Chris Slater-Walker -- 1. Attraction -- 2. Shared Interests -- 3. Trust -- 4. Being Valued -- 5. Understanding -- 6. Self-disclosure -- 7. Communication -- 8. The Asperger Syndrome Side of Communication -- 9. Non-Verbal Communication -- The Unspoken Word -- 10. Social Scenes -- 11. Routines, Rules and Boundaries -- 12. The Asperger Syndrome Parent -- 13. The Sexual Side of Asperger Syndrome -- 14. Infidelity -- 15. Sexuality and Asperger Syndrome -- 16. Verbal Abuse and Asperger Syndrome -- 17. Domestic Violence and Asperger Syndrome -- 18. Asperger Syndrome and Awareness -- 19. Diagnosis -- 20. Mental and Physical Health and Asperger Syndrome -- 21. Counselling and Asperger Syndrome -- 22. Women and Asperger Syndrome -- 23. Disadvantages of Asperger Syndrome -- 24. Benefits of Asperger Syndrome -- Resources for Adults with Asperger Syndrome and their Families.
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." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE