Yesterday (7/11/13) I started reading this. Last summer when I was in L.A. visiting my dad and his wife, she so kindly loaned me this book thinking it would help me to understand my father better. It has been a struggle for her and I can appreciate that (knowing and growing up with my dad who has been difficult to figure out, to say the least!). But it suddenly occurred to me yesterday that I had not yet bothered to pick up the book and read it and it might be a good idea to do that before our upcoming trip back to see them this summer.
If you’re in a relationship with someone who has Asperger’s syndrome, it’s likely that your partner sometimes seems cold and insensitive. Other times, he or she may have emotional outbursts for no apparent reason. And in those moments when you can’t understand each other at all, you both feel fed up, frustrated, and confused.
The behavior of people with Asperger’s can be hard to understand and easy to misinterpret, which is why it’s so important to learn more about your partner’s condition. The tools presented in Loving Someone with Asperger’s Syndrome will help you build intimacy and improve the way you and your partner communicate. Filled with assessments and exercises for both you and your partner, this book will help you forge a deeper, more fulfilling relationship. (Amazon.com)
FINISHED – 7/15/13. More on this later…..