An Asperger Marriage

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 17, 2002 - Psychology - 160 pages
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Chris and Gisela have been partners for twelve years. Four years ago Chris was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. For Chris, this was an explanation of why he had always regarded himself as 'socially handicapped'. For Gisela, it meant coming to terms with a marriage in which there would never be an intuitive understanding despite Chris's good intentions. For the couple it was the beginning of a long and still unfinished process of learning to live with a disability regarded by some as incompatible with marriage.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
Acknowledgements
12
1 Introduction Gisela
13
2 Terminology Gisela
15
3 Relationships Chris
18
4 How we met Gisela
28
5 Diagnosis Chris
35
6 ICD10 Criteria for Asperger Syndrome
42
12 Sex
100
13 Living together Chris
102
14 Living together Gisela
106
15 Parenthood Chris
116
16 Parenthood Gisela
122
17 Social life Chris
130
18 Social life Gisela
135
19 Employment Gisela
143

7 Diagnosis Gisela
49
8 Communication Chris
61
9 Communication Gisela
66
10 Affection sentimentality and intimacy Chris
88
11 Intimacy romance and intuition Gisela
91
20 The future Chris
155
21 Postscript Gisela
158
Bibliography
160
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Chris and Gisela Slater-Walker married in 1994. They met while both studying Russian at Manchester University. They live in Hertfordshire with three children from Gisela's previous marriage and their son George. Chris was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in 1997.