Troubleshooting Relationships on the Autism Spectrum: A User's Guide to Resolving Relationship Problems

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Don't you wish relationships came with a manual? Ashley Stanford has written a user's guide to relationships that adopts a practical troubleshooting approach to resolving difficulties that will greatly appeal to the logical minds of individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as offering valuable guidance to their partners. Troubleshooting identifies problems and makes them fixable. This book presents a three-step troubleshooting process that can defuse even the trickiest relationship dilemma. Specific problem areas are covered in detail including communication, executive functioning, mindblindness, attachment, intimacy, co-habiting, and raising a family. The book offers straightforward solution-focused strategies and additional help is given in the form of bulleted lists, summaries, scripts, and example scenarios.

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ISBN-13: 9781849059510
ISBN-10: 1849059519
Pagini: 288
Dimensiuni: 152 x 231 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.41 kg
Editura: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd

Notă biografică

Ashley Stanford has worked as a technical writer for 17 years and is the CEO of a successful computer software company. She is the author of Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships and Business for Aspies, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She lives with her husband, who is on the autism spectrum, in Berkeley, California.


Introduction.; 1. Why Troubleshooting Works - Top 10 Reasons.; 2. How Troubleshooting Works - Three Steps.; 3. Fixing the Problem Versus Fixing Each Other.; 4. Nearly Any Problem Can be Resolved When it is Small.; 5. Troubleshooting Conversations.; 6. Troubleshooting Executive Function Issues - Planning and Scheduling.; 7. Troubleshooting in the Bedroom - Sensual Sharing.; 8. Troubleshooting Your Personal Attachment Style - Secure, Avoidant, or Anxious.; 9. Troubleshooting Reciprocity - Tips and Tricks to Create Respect in your Relationship.; 10. Troubleshooting Continuity of the Relationship - Monogamy, Faithfulness, and BFFs.; 11. Troubleshooting Existence Together - Inside the Home.; 12. Troubleshooting in the Wild - Outside the Home.; 13. Troubleshooting Obsessions and Priorities - Choosing What to Do with your Time.; 14. Troubleshooting with Children - When a Couple Becomes a Family.; 15. Troubleshooting Mindblindness - The Universe is Us.; 16. Troubleshooting Misunderstandings - How to Get Off the Ledge.; 17. Troubleshooting Complaints - Toxicity in Relationships.; 18. Troubleshooting Whether to Stay or Go - Break Ties or Keep Trying?; 19. Troubleshooting Blockades to Personal Bliss - Finding What Works for You.; 20. Optimism, Pessimism, and How to Be a Partner (Not a Parent).; 21. Identifying and Celebrating Improvements. Resources and Recommended Reading.