- By Chris Slater-Walker

An Asperger Marriage

  • Title: An Asperger Marriage
  • Author: Chris Slater-Walker
  • ISBN: 9781843100171
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Asperger Marriage Chris and Gisela have been partners for twelve years Four years ago Chris was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome For Chris this was an explanation of why he had always regarded himself as socially hand

    Chris and Gisela have been partners for twelve years Four years ago Chris was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome For Chris, this was an explanation of why he had always regarded himself as socially handicapped For Gisela, it meant coming to terms with a marriage in which there would never be an intuitive understanding despite Chris s good intentions For the couple it wChris and Gisela have been partners for twelve years Four years ago Chris was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome For Chris, this was an explanation of why he had always regarded himself as socially handicapped For Gisela, it meant coming to terms with a marriage in which there would never be an intuitive understanding despite Chris s good intentions For the couple it was the beginning of a long and still unfinished process of learning to live with a disability regarded by some as incompatible with marriage.

    1 thought on “An Asperger Marriage

    1. This book should be subtitled, "How to abuse your Asperger partner and make him think it is his fault." Gisela admits up front that she has no desire to learn anything about Asperger's or autism. She says that she knows that Chris hates loud noises, so what does she do? She makes loud noises. SHE THROWS DISHES AT HIM. To me that sounds like domestic violence. Gisela's part of the book is made up of complaints about Chris. "Chris does this, and I hate it. Chris does that, and I hate it. But I'm n [...]

    2. This book should have been titled how NOT to have an Asperger marriage. If this is what the typical marriage between an aspie and an nt is like, I am glad that both my husband and I are on the spectrum. The chapters include segments from both the husband and the wife. The husband's sections often talk about his low self-esteem and doubts in his competence as a husband and father-- and when you read the wife's sections, it's no wonder why.If someone threw things and shouted when they were angry, [...]

    3. This book is about a particular marriage where the man has since the marriage been diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome. I found the book interesting in part. The couple seemed honest and open, but they did not answer several of the questions that I would have liked to ask. There are plenty of men about who are selfish, rude etc, so I wondered how would you know when a man you are with is being rude because he feels like being rude, or is being rude because he cannot help it due to his AS? Al [...]

    4. Not very deep, and very surface. Although, I did I read this towards the end of my phase of devouring all resources about Aspergers. It didn't share anything new that I was looking for. The writing style was also not as engaging (so honestly, I really only skimmed the book). For more interesting tales about AS-NT relationships, pick up David Finch's or John Elder Robinson's books. Much more humourous and less clinical-feeling.

    5. Not always an easy read, as it is not the slick production of a professional author, but worth some effort if autism interests you. Lot's of good insights, deeply honest, an real snap shot of people in a place together.

    6. I see that a lot of people don't like this book, but I found it to be rather insightful, and wish that I'd read it sooner than I had.

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