Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Asperger Syndrome A Love Story Open honest and upbeat this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome AS get as partne

  • Title: Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story
  • Author: Sarah Hendrickx
  • ISBN: 9781843105404
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome AS get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work and also how they got it wrong with disarming frankness and humour.When Sarah and Keith met in 2003Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome AS get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work and also how they got it wrong with disarming frankness and humour.When Sarah and Keith met in 2003 neither knew much about Asperger Syndrome Sarah thought Keith was weird and couldn t work out why and Keith thought Sarah was obsessed with diagnosing him with something or other Difficulties ensued that brought the relationship to an end Slowly, however, they each built up their knowledge of AS and in the meantime developed a mutual understanding, mutual acceptance and a desire to be together again.This personal account is supplemented with professional knowledge and anecdotes gained from Sarah s work with adults with AS a career which started as a result of her experiences with Keith She swears that she didn t take her work home with her It is inspiring reading for couples in Asperger relationships as well as for counselling professionals.

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    1. Very thought provoking. Some things I want to consider further:Keith's question," Are all my actions so selfish, so calculated to assure I get what I want? Ask yourself what are your own motivations? Do only I have the gall to say it?" p.124I agree with Sarah's assertion that she must take care of herself and her needs. It is her responsibilty to have her needs met, and he is not responsible. I agree with this, but it is difficult to know what one's needs are, and then to express them in a way t [...]

    2. Really enjoyed reading this book as my family is affected by autism. Makes you realise the challenges that are faced in life. This is the story of how love conquers all it's just taking the time to understand. The old adage is very true that love conquers all. I believe that autism is a gift of perceiving life in a different way. Brilliant story. Highly recommended.

    3. This was a great book -- a quick read, funny and honest. my favorite excerpts:Even when he is obviously annoyed with me, his use of language makes me laugh. When our relationship ended, I had made a final plea by text for him to come back and work things out. I received the following response: ‘Sarah, do not have hope for me to return to you for I shall not. My decision is made and my mind is clear…’ On another occasion, when I had texted him something unknowingly cryptic: ‘Your last mes [...]

    4. I started into "Asperger Syndrome: A Love Story" with the high hopes that it would be a funny, engrossing, and at times sad look at the relationship between a man with Asperger's and a woman. I realize that this is a memoir of sorts, and memoirs by their very nature are somewhat self-indulgent, but I felt more like I was reading someone's Facebook profile than the story of their relationship. I'm sure the people who wrote this are very nice individuals who mean well, but this book falls complete [...]

    5. Probably very accurate and I do like this author's work (or most of it anyway.) I'm friends with many on the spectrum and I can see where most of her book would describe aspergers. I might add I did read the one about aspergers and sexuality and found it lacked any real substance. It also angered many of my autistic friends.

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