(Dedication to the second edition:) For all who have a partner who has Asperger syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
PREFACE This book has been written as a guide to Asperger syndrome for anyone who has a partner with this disorder.
FOREWORD We tend to have an image of adults with Asperger syndrome as solitary and eccentric characters, who actively avoid having an intimate relationship or desperately seek a partner, but with no success.... Dr. Tony Attwood March 2001
FOREWORD to the second edition In my clinical practice, I see many couples for advice on their relationship.
PREFACE to the second edition This book has been written as a guide to Asperger syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) for anyone who has a partner with this condition, regardless of whether they are male, female, lesbian, gay or transgendered.
Your decision to stay or not to stay should be based on your partner's personality and the things that your partner can make their own decisions about, not just the fact that they have Asperger system.
Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This title explains Asperger Syndrome, discusses whether or not seeking an autism diagnosis will help, and offers simple strategies for coping with a range of relationship challenges including communication, social, and intimacy difficulties.… (more)