Asperger Syndrome (AS) can affect some of the fundamental ingredients required to make relationships work, such as emotional empathy and communication. This workbook provides couples affected by AS with strategies that will benefit their relationship together, and their family as a whole.With candid advice, activities and worksheets, the book explores a variety of approaches that couples can use to improve their relationship. Whilst acknowledging that all relationships are different and each needs to be viewed as a unique case, the author identifies specific issues that can be problematic in an Asperger relationship. The book provides a range of ideas based on years of research and counselling experience and covers crucial areas such as verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, parenting and home life. This practical book is designed for use by couples and families affected by AS, either on their own or in conjunction with a counsellor.
Foreword. Acknowledgements. Terminology. Using This Book. Introduction. 1. Understanding the Difference. 2. Communication. 3. Non-Verbal Communication. 4. Social Interaction. 5. Sexual Issues. 6. Parenting. 7. Home Life. 8. Who to Tell about Asperger. 9. What is Cassandra? 10. Difference Can Work. References. Further Reading. Further Information and Research. Subject Index. Author Index.