Journal of Family Therapy
Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story is one of those lovely treats, a book one should read for work and personal development but can't put down. I quickly became absorbed by the story of Keith who has Asperger's Syndrome and Sarah who does not. The book is beautifully collaborative as it alternates from paragraphs written on a topic by Sarah from her perspective and Keith from his. This approach works well combined with the authors' warmth and honesty... Sarah and Keith have done more than achieve a relationship and challenge stereotypes. They have also made a really positive contribution to the resources on Asperger's by identifying the things that helped them. Their story is one that will inspire, give hope and a sense of solidarity to those with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, their partners and those supporting them. It might also come in quite handy for some non-Asperger relationships who struggle to see the point of view of the opposite gender.
From the Foreword by Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Asperger Syndrome: A Love Story was written to provide both insight into the thinking of each partner in an unconventional relationship, and constructive strategies to lead to a more satisfying relationship for both parties...The reader very quickly appreciates the difficulties faced by Sarah and Keith and their biography of their relationship is engaging, informative and encouraging.
Current Awareness Services
A personal insight into a relationship where one partner has AS, but this was only slowly discovered and understood.
Maxine Aston, author of Aspergers in Love and The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome
I have worked with couples where one is affected by Asperger syndrome for over ten years; reading this book was like being an observer of a world I am very familiar with. Any woman who has loved a man with Asperger syndrome will relate to this book and find her own experiences totally validated. This book offers hope and encouragement to both partners in an Asperger relationship; it is realistic, unbiased and heart-warming. I recommend this book to all who wish to develop an understanding of the effect that both having and living with Asperger syndrome can have upon a relationship.
Clinical Psychology Forum
Anyone whose partner has AS will find it extremely valuable as a source of ideas and information to build a relationship based on their partner's strenghts rather than on social expectations of how relationships should be.
This is the first time that such a frank account has been written and should be seen as a must read for anyone wishing to understand what it's like, not only having Aspergers, but also living with someone that has it.