9781849058834

22 Things a Woman With Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

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  • ISBN13:

    9781849058834

  • ISBN10:

    1849058830

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-15
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
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Summary

Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS and includes advice from her own experience and from other partners in real relationships. She talks with humour and honesty about the quirks and sensitivities that you may come across when getting to know your partner. All the pivotal relationship landmarks are discussed, including the first date, sex, and even having children. This entertaining and easy-to-read book will be ideal for anyone dating, or in a relationship with, an AS female. Women with AS themselves, and their families and friends, will also enjoy the book and find it useful. Counsellors and other professionals working with women with AS will find the insight offered extremely enlightening.

Author Biography

Rudy Simone is an Aspergirl, writer, speaker, and AS consultant. She is the author of 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome and Aspergirls, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 13
Introductionp. 15
So, you want to date an Aspergirl?p. 19
Try feeling this!p. 25
She is not broken...you don't need to fix herp. 31
No wire hangers...ever! Why she has control issuesp. 37
Everyone's a critic...but she's better at it than youp. 43
Break on through to the other sidep. 49
It might seem like her special interest is herselfp. 53
She only needs one friend...and the winner is, you!p. 57
Don't be cruel to a heart that's truep. 63
Home is where her heart is...and her body much of the timep. 69
Even if you think of her as a woman, she might notp. 75
Her name isn't Mommy...no matter how much she loves her childp. 79
How to turn a hotbed into a hot bedp. 85
Why soothing behaviors (formerly known as stimming) are good for her...and youp. 91
Jumping for joy...or bouncing, or twirlingp. 97
Tongue-tied but not twisted...just because she can't verbalize her emotions, doesn't mean she doesn't have themp. 101
Depressionýthe enemy on our bordersp. 107
The mood swings...do more than duckp. 113
Trustýabuse it and lose itp. 119
Is it obsession or is it love?p. 123
You may find more in common as you get olderp. 129
Asperger's is a reason, not a label, not an excusep. 133
Last wordsp. 137
Glossary of termsp. 139
Bibliography and, other resourcesp. 141
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