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He's gentle, unworldly, highly attentive and charmingly old-fashioned. The very things that make Keith so attractive to Sarah are symptoms of Asperger's.
she pulls no punches, including one possible solution to relationship difficulties which other books I've read have ignored or not discussed seriously: you could leave...
she states plainly when things will be hard, sometimes putting the onus on one partner, sometimes the other, and always justifying why some resolutions can't be shared.
Yet Sarah - who had a child at 19 and has two marriages behind her - is confident that few women could put up with him. The couple met through internet dating and the first stage of their relationship was fiery and fraught. He'd plainly state that their blissful weekends were enough for him, that he'd never live with her or even move nearer.
'God, he's so gorgeous he could have anyone - but not for long,' she says, laughing. then, when the conversation turns to homes and babies and bank accounts, he'd be gone! Sarah frequently found him selfish, cold and distant.
As a result, the majority of adults with the syndrome almost certainly grew up without knowing they had it.
In Asperger’s and Anxiety Dubin mentions another autistic man who didn’t date until his forties. It can take autistic people a long time to develop the confidence and social skills we need to maintain meaningful relationships.Many AS men are totally confused and bewildered by women and relationships and find it hard to know what to do, what to say and how to get it right.For these men, understanding the emotional side to relationships and women's needs can be a complete mystery and they often get it disastrously wrong.But that does not mean meaningful relationships are impossible.Furthermore, entering the game late isn’t necessarily a disadvantage, as the above example should indicate.I wish more books reached this standard.' - Asperger United '...a wealth of detailed and practical advice, useful to AS males, their partners, and to counsellors who may meet them in their counselling rooms.