People with Asperger’s (AS) experience several common issues in relationships, including lack of demonstrated empathy at expected times, trouble integrating with in-law friends and family, unique needs that can be difficult to communicate/meet, blunt honesty, and missed or over-adherence to relationship norms.
In love, Aspies are typically late bloomers and may find it difficult to connect in healthy ways to their romantic partners. This may show itself through controlling, anxious, OCD, depressed, or helpless behaviors as the person with Asperger’s tries to navigate their own and their partner’s needs. Luckily, Aspies in relationships can be the most loving, loyal, helpful, creative, and resilient partners.
Tune in to this free webinar to figure out how to move your Aspergian relationship from helplessly confused to delightfully satisfying and head-over-heels in love.
By attending this free seminar, you will learn:
- The core symptoms of Asperger’s and how they impact relationships
- Common issues in Aspie relationships
- How to find and celebrate your Aspie partner’s strengths
- The difference between male and female Aspies in relationships
- Creating consensual new norms together
- Resolving black and white thinking
- Understanding how theory of mind is impacting your relationship
- Techniques for creating a healthy relationship
- Stories about Aspie relationships that have transitioned from draining to fulfilling, including Alina’s personal relationships
Alina Kislenko is a therapist in private practice specializing in ADHD, Asperger’s, Sex therapy, and couples issues. Alina runs support groups for people with ADHD and Asperger’s, and hosts the Strange Brains Talk Radio Show. Alina is the recipient of the prestigious Mayor’s Award 2014 for her local (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) and international impact on the ADHD and Asperger’s community as a radio host, advocate, speaker, and educator.
Alina knows what it’s like to be on the other side of the conversation. She’s been diagnosed with ADHD and mild Apserger’s Syndrome (AS) herself, so she strives to inject humor and warmth into her work as group facilitator and as an ADHD, AS, and Productivity Coach.
A live 45-minute presentation, followed by a Q & A for audience participants.
DATE: Monday, August 25, 7:00 — 8:00 pm EDT
Presented by Psych Central with host Zoë Kessler. There is no charge for the webinar.
Here’s the archived webinar for your viewing pleasure:
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Sep 2014
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Grohol, J. (2014). Free Webinar: Asperger’s in Love: From Helplessly Confused to Head-Over-Heels. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 27, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/08/19/free-webinar-aspergers-in-love-from-helplessly-confused-to-head-over-heels/