By Maxine Aston
Asperger Syndrome (AS) has frequently been thought of to be incompatible with love and relationships, yet because the variety of diagnoses raises, it's turning into obvious that individuals with AS can and do have complete and intimate relationships. Maxine Aston frankly examines the basic elements of relationships which are frequently complex through the sickness. Illustrated with real-life examples, the ebook tackles concerns reminiscent of allure, belief, conversation, intimacy and parenting and features a part on commonly asked questions, making it a needs to for all people with AS and their companions, in addition to for buddies, relatives and counselors.
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However, in addition, some thought that a large proportion of the problem was related to their partner’s reaction to what they said or the manner in which it was said. Others felt that it was their partner who completely misinterpreted what they had said. Many of the AS men voiced that they felt victimized and highly criticized in this area. Others complained that their partners had tried to change them but all felt they had absolutely no idea as to what they were supposed to be changing to. A significant number of AS men felt they were very misunderstood by their partners.
It just takes 50 Aspergers in Love time, motivation and an incentive on his part and a whole load of patience and understanding on hers. Often some improvement can be made if he is able to understand on a practical level rather than an emotional level why he should do things differently. For example, one man never bought his wife flowers, he said he considered them a waste of money, they just died and went in the rubbish. He viewed buying flowers in a purely practical way. He did not see that yes, they did die and end up in the rubbish, but that was not the point, the point was that they gave pleasure to the person they were being given to.
Furthermore, it has been observed that in some cases they will actually walk away, leaving the other person standing there talking to themselves. This can also be seen in relationships when the partner brings up a topic that is of no interest to the AS man. He may not listen, he may interrupt and change the topic of conversation or, if all of this fails, he may just walk away. Interrupting was a point raised by two of the men who complained that they were constantly reprimanded by their partners for interrupting them or others whilst in conversation.
Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs by Maxine Aston