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A look at how to overcome common difficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner. 

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 socialisation 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 fulfilment 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.

©2021 Rudy Simone (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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I really enjoyed listening to this. It was a revelation, the descriptions of behaviour and explanations of thinking patterns were something I recognise in my own relationship. Thank you.

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  • 25-04-2021

A Game Changer for Someone In a Relationship with a Man Who Has Aspergers

My partner had only casually mentioned that he thinks he may be on the Spectrum a few times in the 4 months we’ve been dating. A week or 2 ago, he suddenly withdrew from our relationship without much explanation. I was full of self-doubt, blaming myself for it, picking myself apart for his sudden lack of interest.
Then I remembered his comments about ASD & found this book. This book will allow me to love him the way he needs to be loved. I’m forever grateful that I found it.

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  • 17-05-2021

Excellent

Excellent! , oh surprise the book describes me in my relationship with an Asperger man. And wondering why I get my health/sick all the time.

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