PSYCHOLOGY

Neurodiverse Relationships: Autistic and Neurotypical Partners Share Their Experiences

Jessica Kingsley. Jul. 2019. 215p. index. ISBN 9781787750289. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781787750296. PSYCH
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Relationships are never easy, but adding a partner with Asperger’s syndrome into the mix builds a new dimension to communication difficulties. Pike, founder and director of Different Together, a UK-based community for partners of adults with Asperger’s syndrome (AS), presents a groundbreaking title that features he said/she said paired narratives shining a light on relationship difficulties from both sides of the marriages. Each paired sharing covers a different topic—anxiety, change, finances, intimacy, and more—followed with question-and-answer commentary provided by clinical psychologist Atwood (The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome).
VERDICT Despite the academic-sounding title, this work is easy to read and understand. Essential for anyone who anticipates a career in social work or psychology, and highly recommended for those who love or work with those with AS.

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