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We didn't find this book particularly helpful to us. I have to assume it was designed for people with more severe Asperger's than what we are dealing with. We felt much of the book was patronizing, and few of the skills provided in the book were really helpful to us. I am sure some couples could really benefit from this, but I feel like we needed something geared towards a much higher functioning couple.
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2012 2:25:51 PM PST
meaghan adare says:
we have found great use of the activities in the book. even though they may seem simple, curling up in bed and doing the emotional color chart was extremely fun. we've only been using that activity for a few days, but it's added much to our relationship. It's funny to have silly things on the chart, too. for example... we have "angry at you", "angry at something else," "sad," etc... but we also have "horny", "silly" etc. I asked my husband to help me with an activity today. He said that wouldn't be good for him today. Which was fine with me. he said to me... are you red? (red means angry at you). I said absolutely 0 red. I know he felt relieved and so did I. So, even though it seems elementary... for this NT and her high-functioning AS, it has given us beautiful moments in the last few days.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2015 5:06:13 PM PDT
I'm just curious, I know its been awhile, but did you ever find a book that was geared more towards very high functioning/mild Aspergers for lack of a better word? Thanks so much.
Posted on Jan 5, 2016 12:19:50 PM PST
shawna jones says:
I wanted to know if you found a book that worked better for a higher functioning couple. He dosent have a serve case and we want to try to work on it but I dont want to spend 26 on a book that wont help so if you could let me know what you found that would be great. thank you
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2016 1:58:31 PM PST
I'm actually making my way through the books that have been recommended. We are in the same position as you are, as far as levels of AS. Though on some levels the symtoms are mild, on others they are a lot. I didn't realize how much until I started learning about AS. Our diagnosis is fairly new. I really like a book called Loving Someone with Aspergers Syndrome by Cindy Ariel. It's very practical. Thats been my favorite so far. I also would recommend The Journal Of Best Practices by David Finch. At first my husband couldn't identify with a lot but he kept going. While he thought he wasn't as severe as the author he soon realized that he did have much in common with him and he is learning a lot to help our marriage. I hope this helps!
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