For those of you who doubt that a
spouse or partner with AS is incapable of having a
satisfying relationship, let alone marry and raise
children, this book will dispel those
and is for you. What makes this book different is
normally authors on either side of the spectrum,
when writing about past or current relationships,
normally write from their perspective and
experiences with the reader not benefiting from
the other perspective. This is not the case in
There is an old divorce fable
that goes something like, "there are always three
sides to every story, his, hers and the truth."
In this book, the reader is shown two sides by the
spouse's, one "with" AS and the other a non
sitting spouse on topics like communication,
living together, social life and intimacy and the
reader is left to discover the truth. On other
topics they trade off in their writing on
relationships, how they met, sex, parenthood,
employment and the future.
Both Gisela and Chris are trail
blazers and this book is one of it's kind.
Research on AS is still in it's infancy and while
"some" attorneys and courts are beginning to doubt
the capacity of some adults with neurbiological
disorders to maintain or contribute to a
successful relationship, Gisela and Chris's book
will show you that this simple is not true. They
make it work every day and are role models for our
This book has vision and opened
the door for others to write on mixed marriages
that are also successful. They "can" and "do"
work and Gisela and Chris are living proof.
"An Asperger Marriage,"
is an inspiration and gift to our community and
organizations like ASPIRES that support and
champion mixed marriages and relationships.