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Testimonials

"It is infrequent that I come across a publication that focuses solely on the neurotypical (NT) and their challenges living beside an individual who is diagnosed with AS. The author exposes the painful and emotional struggle the NT individual is carrying in the form of self-blame. The author allows her clients to commence a catharsis of feelings as they relate to their Aspie partner. The book offers a system approach to resolving the unique issues NT/AS families encounter. This is an exceptional book which sheds light on a population often left out of the focus of treatment and in need of further exploration vis-a-vis issues they encounter as well as the possible ways to deal with those."

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Oren Shtayermman, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at the New York Institute of Technology

“Going over the Edge? is a powerful illustration of the complexities of intimate relationships between individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their neurotypical partners. Dr. Marshack brings great clarity to the dynamic influences that shape these relationships … for better or for worse. She has brought stature to a voice from the autism community that has been waiting to be heard. Many family members and partners will appreciate the cathartic nature of her work, and professionals will find a depth of insight and feeling that is rarely articulated so well. Pay attention to every word of this book. There is nothing else like it!”
Sherry A. Moyer, B.S., Asperger Syndrome consultant, NHS Human Services, Pennsylvania


“I have been desperately seeking a book like this. It was like a wisp of fresh air after years of helpless gasping for oxygen. I know I am not the only one trapped like this who needs a lifeline and a roadmap. Could there truly be hope for my life in an AS-marriage prison?”
Sandy


“… This is incredible!! Your words flow. You had me in tears. Please get this out there. This is exactly what I had always envisioned in my head but could never put into action.”
Linda.


“With vivid examples drawn from years of professional practice and life experience, Dr. Marshack expertly guides the reader towards success in marriage when Asperger Syndrome is present. Full of practical tips, the major lesson learned from this book is that learning to interface between the different ‘operating systems’ of spectrum and non- spectrum partners leads to better communication with greater mutual understanding and satisfaction. Highly rec- ommended to all seeking to learn more about Asperger Syndrome and long-term relationships.”

Yi Liu Shore


“As someone who has been in an on/off relationship for almost two years with a man who I strongly believe has Asperger Syndrome, I was very excited to read your book. My ‘friend’ is a highly talented and respected professional musician. Life for me is one of trying to cope with his idiosyncratic behavior towards me, and as he prefers to keep our relationship ‘private,’ I don’t have a chance to discuss my feelings with any of his acquaintances or family … since I have not met any of them. Going over the Edge? will be a tremendous help to many readers like me.”

Marilyn


“I am a neurotypical woman and was married to an Aspie man. Seven years ago, we went through a hellish separa- tion. It was a horrific experience after 14 years of a ‘walking-on-eggshells’ marriage. I am now a single parent raising both our sons, who have Asperger Syndrome. I cannot believe how closely some of your stories describe my own experiences.”
Cindy

"Firstly, thank you so much for writing your book 'Going over the Edge', which I have just read. What a help and relief it has been!! Having been married to a man for 44 years, who has displayed many of the characteristics of an 'Aspie', it has assisted me immensely in my efforts to make sense of, and deal with, the confusion and pain (at times) of our relationship. In the last year or so (with some amazing signals pointing the way, and after many prayers!) the picture and answers are emerging. It is transforming my perception of the last 44 years. I am very grateful to you."

- Ruth (from the U.K.)