Families of Adults Affected
by Asperger's Syndrome
"What a better way to learn about a culture, than to live with them."*
Those who live with a family member, friend or co-worker with Asperger's Syndrome often struggle silently with concerns and frustrations. At FAAAS, we strive to inform, validate and support family members who do not have Asperger's Syndrome, but whose lives are affected by this disorder.
On The Bookshelf
From the book jacket: I didn't write this book to destroy my ex I actually started to write the book for myself as it felt cathartic to write everything down. My ex ASOH was not a bad man he did not mean to do the things he did but the lack of love and affection and the complete absence of emotional reciprocity nearly destroyed me. My ex did not know he had Asperger’s neither did I it was only after I had left him and he moved on straight away that I started to research why he had no feelings. How could you move on from a 13 year relationship without a backward glance? He had rejected me emotionally for almost 12 of the 13 years I was with him and now he had delivered the final rejection, he had moved on without a care. While researching and trying to make sense of the last 13 years of my life I came across so many differing personality types, none of which fit my ex until I came across Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism as it is now known. AS fit my ex like a glove, the lack of warmth, affection, conversation and poor social interactions he was classic AS. I hope by reading this book that it might save just one of you lonely Neuro Typical (normal) partners from the painful situation I found myself in.