Positive, practical and realistic, this book offers a wealth of information on women, dating and relationships for men with Asperger Syndrome (AS).
Many AS men are totally confused and bewildered by women and relationships and find it hard to know what to do, what to say and how to get it right. For these men, understanding the emotional side to relationships and women's needs can be a complete mystery and they often get it disastrously wrong. This practical handbook provides the answers to Asperger men's most frequently asked questions about women, dating and relationships, helping them to understand the way relationships work and increasing their confidence and ability to have successful relationships.
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.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 228 x 159 x 12 mm
This is the best book I've come across for explaining what is going on in typical "mixed" relationship, and, although it's aimed at men who have Asperger's, their partners will also be able to gain some insight... she pulls no punches, including one possible solution to relationship difficulties which other books I've read have ignored or not discussed seriously: you could leave... she states plainly when things will be hard, sometimes putting the onus on one partner, sometimes the other, and always justifying why some resolutions can't be shared. I wish more books reached this standard. -- Asperger United
...a wealth of detailed and practical advice, useful to AS males, their partners, and to counsellors who may meet them in their counselling rooms. And an attitude of realistic, but genuine optimism for these relationships. -- Relate Newsletter
This book provides information and wisdom on how someone with Asperger syndrome can achieve, maintain and enjoy a successful long-term relationship. 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. -- From the Foreword by Professor Tony Attwood, Minds and Hearts Clinic, Brisbane, Australia
Building on her previous work, Maxine gifts the autism community a resource I could have sorely benefitted from when dating and in the early years of marriage. Although I have been with my wife for over two decades, insights within this book contain valuable information that will help my spouse and me form ever closer bonds as we travel the journey of life together. -- Stephen Shore, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education, Adelphi University, internationally renowned author, consultant, and presenter, and person on the autism spectrum
Maxine Aston has written the book that thousands of people have been waiting for. Whilst it primarily focuses on helping men with Asperger Syndrome (AS) understand the complex thoughts, feelings and behaviours of women, it will also greatly benefit partners, family members and professionals who have tried for years to describe the neurotypical way of thinking. With this book about dating and relationships, Maxine enlightens readers once more with her outstanding knowledge, her incredible insight, her amazing sensibility and her great skill in sensing exactly what people want to know. -- Katrin Bentley, AS couples counsellor and author of Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work
What a relief men with Asperger syndrome will feel after they've educated themselves about women and all that comes with them with Maxine Aston's spot on wisdom. And my, oh my how much smarter am I now that I've learned the meanings and motives behind neurotypical women's vast array of behaviors. What an interesting and important read this book is! -- Liane Holliday Willey, EdD, author of Safety Skills for Asperger Women and Pretending to be Normal