- By Maxine C. Aston

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome

  • Title: The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome
  • Author: Maxine C. Aston
  • ISBN: 9781931282048
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome Based on research her experiences as a counselor specializing in this area as well as her personal relationship experiences the author explores the relationships of adults with Asperger Syndrome By

    Based on research, her experiences as a counselor specializing in this area, as well as her personal relationship experiences, the author explores the relationships of adults with Asperger Syndrome By using quotations and real life examples to illustrate her points, she achieves a balance of factual information and compassionate understanding Practical, everyday topics iBased on research, her experiences as a counselor specializing in this area, as well as her personal relationship experiences, the author explores the relationships of adults with Asperger Syndrome By using quotations and real life examples to illustrate her points, she achieves a balance of factual information and compassionate understanding Practical, everyday topics include living and coping with AS, anger and AS, getting the message across, sex and AS, parenting, staying together and AS cannot be blamed for everything.

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    1. While not the worst "explaining AS-NT" relationships on the market, this book works on some theories that are not exactly true. It plays up the "AS folks don't have theory of mind" and "AS folks don't have empathy" cards which are not true - AS just processes empathy differently, if not deeper, making empathy that much more difficult to express.That issue aside, the book isn't bad, and is perhaps the best book I've read target to NTs who want to honestly try to understand AS in their own languag [...]

    2. Book that helps the partner of the autistic understand what it takes to connect, and communicate with their significant other. I talk with many people (and consider them priceless friends) on the spectrum and have been asked several times to speak with their partners. This book is a must have for someone who cares for the autistic.

    3. I don't think it was very objective but then again it was one person's experience being married to a man with AS. It is often said when you meet one person with AS you've met one person with AS. I assume it was meant a neuro-typical female audience. I am AS and female so it may just be lost on me.

    4. This book is short and to the point - if you want to understand autism spectrum disorder and to help improve your relationships with those you know whom may have this, read this book! If you would like more information about asperger syndrome, at the back of the book there is a list of further reading materials (books & articles), a list of references used to write the book, as well as a list of websites and groups you may be interested in joining or reading about. That alone is useful. The [...]

    5. This book is brilliant. Although the content of the book is, admittedly, a little grim, it is extremely informative and touches on each aspect of Aspergeres Syndrome just enough. The delicate way in which this was written is perfect and it is plain to see that Maxine Aston is sympathetic to this particular subject which makes it easier to read, I suppose. The only reason I gave this four stars and not five is because the language is a little hard to wrap your head around if you are not an 'acade [...]

    6. Prose style is not Aston's strength which is what I've docked her a star for. This makes reading this less of a pleasure than it could be and thus means information doesn't always go in on a first read. What information there is is a bit scant and repetitive, but it's all very useful stuff and well worth having. I even laughed out loud and some of the examples she gave of Aspie behaviour. (I'm allowed to laugh; sometimes humour is the only thing keeping me going with my own partner). Recognition [...]

    7. A friend loaned me this book, and think it could be very helpful to a couple where one of the partners has Asperger Syndrome. It focuses primarily on women who are in relationship with a man who has AS, as the author did not have the opportunity to interview many couples with the opposite dynamic.I would recommend it to anyone who is in a relationship like this who wants to understand and improve their dynamic.

    8. Somewhat helpful, but it seemed mainly a run-down of Asperger's traits, rather than a useful tool for the non-Aspie partner. It also seemed to suggest that most accommodations would need to be made by the NT partner, which I generally disagree with.

    9. A nice little introduction to what Asperger Syndrome is and how it affects both those who have it and those who live with someone who has it. A little short on what the good points of Asperger's are, but not possible to do as much with these points in this very readable 80 page booklet.

    10. This book will be a helpful tool for couples who have very little understanding of Asd to gain insight into their interactions. I was disappointed there aren't more tools for the Asd partner but rather puts the responsibility for change on the shoulder of the non-Asd partner.

    11. The only reason I didn't give this book five stars is because I would have liked to have seen more strategies for the partner with Asperger's to work on rather than just focusing on the NT partner.

    12. Very well thought out and presented guidebook, with simple and effective strategies for those with a partner on the spectrum, regardless of gender of sexuality of each partner. The advice given should be of benefit for all those in AS relationships, though naturally some points will be more relevant than other dependant on the AS partners strengths and areas of deficit. I have given it five stars because I feel it is a singularly insightful book in it's specialist genre, one which covers many to [...]

    13. This book is short and a fairly quick read that offers simple strategies for strengthening an intimate relationship when on partner has Asperger syndrome. Because of Asperger's increased frequency of incidence among males, this book is written primarily for women in an intimate relationship with a man with Asperger's.Communication, clear and unambiguous, is stressed as well as patience and taking care to be aware of one's own needs and how to have them met when your partner cannot adequately ful [...]

    14. For someone completely unfamiliar with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome, this book will probably be useful and contain a lot of good information and help for understanding & dealing with their partner's sometimes seemingly-irrational behavior. As someone already familiar with ASD, I found most of the book rather boring and more than a little sexist and heteronormative. I had hoped to find more insights or perhaps just another way of viewing issues that arise, but nothing that c [...]

    15. Good basic primer on Asperger Syndrome. Can also provide some good insights about basic communications that can assist any intimate relationships.

    16. The more I read, the better I understand; the more I understand, the better I cope. This book provides understanding and even ah-ha moments!

    17. It's not an easy road, but it's my road. I will take all the help I can get. This book offered good advice and real situations that I could totally relate to.

    18. Another book, same topic of life with a partner on the spectrum. But o so different. A bit too clinical and not terribly insightful.

    19. Not bad, informative and practical, but a little shallow. Could use a little more on the science side and a little less of the 'relationship coach' feel to it.

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