Aspergers and Depression: What Everybody Ought To Know

Aspergers and Depression Aspergers and depression co-exist for many people on the autism spectrum. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. David D. Burns What do Hamid Karzai (president of Aghanistan), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian composer), Princess Diana (past princess of Wales) and […]

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Free Conversation Starters Tips

Please raise your hand if you’ve ever felt trapped and awkward in a social conversation.  You don’t know what to say, or the lights are too bright, or the sounds are too loud.  You’re fine talking one on one, but when two or three people join in, you’re lost.  Then there’s all their body language […]

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If you’re not sure what to talk about, remember the acronym FORD: 

  • Family – Ask about their siblings, children, parents and/or friends.
  • Occupation – Ask about their job or school.
  • Recreation – Ask about what they enjoy doing outside of work/school.
  • Dreams – Ask about their future aspirations.

 

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Loving Someone with Asperger Syndrome (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2012)


Dr. Ariel has worked with Asperger-neurotypical couples for years.

Whether you or your partner has Asperger syndrome, this book will help you better understand Aspergers.  Dr. Ariel stands apart from many marriage therapists in that she understands many Asperger characteristics and helps both spouses better understand each other.

She includes loads of practical problem solving exercises that would help any marriage, not just an Aspergers-NT marriage.

Read my article, Keep Your Marriage Strong with These Organization Tips, as an example of one of her helpful exercises.