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The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition


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Table of Contents

1. Understanding Difference
2. Communication
3. Expressing Feelings and Alexithymia
4. Non-Verbal Communication
5. Meltdowns
6. Social Interaction
7. Sensory Sensitivity
8. Sexual Issues
9. Parenting
10. Home Life
11. The Four Stumbling Blocks in AS/NT Relationships
12. Couple Therapy
13. Diagnosis
14. Who to Tell about Asperger?
15. What is Cassandra?
16. Maintaining the Relationship Together
17. Difference Can Work

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Candid advice, guidance and activities for couples and counsellors

About the Author

Maxine Aston has an MSc in Health Psychology and has practiced as a Couple Counsellor since 1994. She is also qualified as a supervisor and a teacher in Adult Education and has specialised in individuals, couples and families affected by Autism since 1998. Maxine's book, The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (2001) was the first book published world-wide on relationships when one partner has Asperger Syndrome.

Maxine has been running workshops for counsellors, psychotherapists, professionals and psychosexual therapists who may encounter clients affected by AS for over twenty years. In addition, Maxine's workshops, for partners that live with a person with Asperger syndrome, have been highly successful and attended by participants from all over the world, and she has spoken at both National and International Conferences.


Every day I hear from either the ASD or non-ASD partner asking me what to do and what strategies to apply in their relationships. Chock-full of practical tips and perceptive illustrations, Maxine's book has long been a go-to resource for me as a clinician and a trusted companion to so many couples around the world and this updated edition is even better! -- Eva A. Mendes, author of Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome for The New Autistic Couple's Workbook
Full of practical advice and insights this book will undoubtedly be of help to couples negotiating the unique challenges when one partner is on the autism spectrum. -- Joanna Pike, founder of Different Together and author of Neurodiverse Relationships

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