22 Things a Woman With Asperger’s Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know
Author: Rudy Simone
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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. Counselors and other professionals working with women with AS will find the insight offered extremely enlightening.
I borrowed this book from a friend of mine. One thing a lot of you don’t know is that I have Asperger’s, (even though they don’t use that term anymore) so she thought I might enjoy it. I didn’t find out until I was an adult, but looking back it makes so much sense. I sat down thinking I would read one chapter and ended up finishing the whole book in one sitting. It’s a very fast and easy read. The writing is like someone is just talking to you rather than a textbook so it makes for a fun book.
As I was reading through this book I was shocked how it pretty much described me perfectly. I was laughing at parts and it really explained a lot about me. It also has sections from the partner’s perspective which is really insightful.
I think this book is important because women show different autistic traits than men so a lot of times it is overlooked. I wasn’t sure if I was going to review this book on my blog because I didn’t know if readers would be interested in it. I decided to because I think it is a great book for anybody that’s in a relationship with or knows a woman with Asperger’s.
5/5 Stars for me!