This book may be difficult and challenging to read at times ... However, the knowledge gained from the examples and practical tips throughout the book will promote a more solid and satisfying union between two people. --Stephen M. Shore (added by author)
Going over the Edge? is a powerful illustration of the complexities of intimate relationships between individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their neurotypical partners. Dr. Marshack brings great clarity to the dynamic influences that shape these relationships ... for better or for worse. She has brought stature to a voice from the autism community that has been waiting to be heard. Many family members and partners will appreciate the cathartic nature of her work, and professionals will find a depth of insight and feeling that is rarely articulated so well. Pay attention to every word of this book. There is nothing else like it! --Sherry A. Moyer, B.S., Asperger Syndrome consultant, NHS Human Services, Pennsylvania
With vivid examples drawn from years of professional practice and life experience, Dr. Marshack expertly guides the reader towards success in marriage when Asperger Syndrome is present. Full of practical tips, the major lesson learned from this book is that learning to interface between the different operating systems of spectrum and non-spectrum partners leads to better communication with greater mutual understanding and satisfaction. Highly recommended to all seeking to learn more about Asperger Syndrome and long-term relationships. --Yi Liu Shore
Kathy J. Marshack, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with more than 25 years' experience as a marriage and family therapist and business coach. Dr. Marshack has written two previous books, a variety of articles and a family business column, and is a contributor to the nationally acclaimed Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty. She has been profiled by national and local media, such as CNN, the Lifetime Channel, USA Today, and National Public Radio.
I'm hesitant to not give a 5 star rating for a book, however, this book did not meet my expectations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
excellent book and very validating for NT spouse's. I see many 1 star reviews and most of those are from Aspie's themselves. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Morgainne
This book doesn't always paint a pretty picture of what life is like for an NT married to an AS partner, but it is extremely validating. I am an NT wife married to an AS husband. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Simone G.
really shows what the partner is up against...so it is helpful but depressing to realize what I'm in!Published 4 months ago by coachpal
This book was really helpful in a number of ways. Very few books on Asperger's Syndrome focus on the spouse or partner of such a person, and the challenges they have to deal with. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JMD
This is an easy read with many 'case studies' to illustrate various points and difficulties experienced and how it affects the whole family.Published 14 months ago by True Blue
it was so applicable to my situation and found it very healing that someone understood and had also been therePublished 15 months ago by Susan Nichols
This book, which is written by a psychologist, shows she has a very good understanding of the subject. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Trevan
I've read many, many books on Asperger's & Autism--and this book is the best at truly giving an understanding of the everyday frustrations dealing with ANYONE in the family with... Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by information lover