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How do you rate the work of Mark Hutton?

Discussion in 'Help and Support' started by Jesse, Mar 30, 2013.

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  1. Jesse

    Jesse Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm actively looking for sources of help for my AS/NT marriage - I'm the Aspie by the way. And before we make an investment I thought that I would ask my friends on Aspies Central for their opinion - have any of you read it and if you have was it good?

    I have seen Mark Huttons videos on YouTube for years but I have never paid to download any of his ebooks. Im now tempted to download 'Living With An Aspergers Partner or Spouse' which costs $19.00 which seems expensive but it does seem to also enable you to ask Mark questions via email. If its half as good as it claims to be it would be money well worth spending.

    It also comes with a money back guarantee;


    This program has a GUARANTEE, so there's absolutely NO WAY that you can lose!


    If for any reason you are not thrilled and satisfied with your purchase,
    just email me {mbhutten@gmail.com} for a 100% prompt and courteous refund.

    If you have any questions about Living with an Aspergers Partner,
    or the Email Consultation service included in this program,
    call {765-810-3319} or email {mbhutten@gmail.com}.

    If you are not familiar with this resource but would like to find out more you can use the link below:

    Living with an Aspergers Partner

    So people - is it worth the money? Any help and feedback would be very much appreciated.
  2. Jesse

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    Hi all,

    I have been doing some more digging and it seems I might well have been right to be suspicious. There is a discussion on the wrongplannet forum about him and one of his other books which is far from flattering : Mark Hutten; Launching Children with Aspergers - Parents' Discussion

    I just find it so sad that someone could be so cruel as to appear to hold the key to the end of your marriage problems but in fact simply be out to make money without offering any meaningful help!
  3. epath13

    epath13 the Fool.The Magician.The... V.I.P Member

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    The sales letter/ article - however you want to call it - makes me smile :) the author targets people who are not on the spectrum, confused, afraid or full of self- doubt. The 80% divorce rate right in the beginning throws me off emediately: which research? I've heard about a research, that proves that there's no difference in divorce rates between families with Asperger's and the ones without.

    And I would worry about people being "cruel": it's just business, the author wants to sell the book.

    I always read reviews 1st before I buy any book, and check if an author has some sort of "look inside the book", those usually give me pretty good idea whether I will like the book or not.
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    I don't know anything about Mark Hutton or his book, but I wonder about the money back guarantee--what would happen if you said you weren't satisfied and it didn't help you? Would he pay up or would you have to somehow "prove" your claim?

    Whenever I have a question about that sort of thing I always turn to rickross.com. If a name shows up in the forum discussions I consider it something to be somewhat concerned about. The more times that name comes up--the more threads about it--the more cause for alarm. Perhaps you might want to post your question there and see what comes up.
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  5. james hill

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    Hi Everybody,

    I bought Mark Hutten's 'book'. I felt it was very poor and nothing like the testimonials that advertised it. I wrote to him expressing my disappointment.

    In my reply I was polite albeit forthright as I was so surprised that he could charge $19 for what was a rather poor pamphlet size piece of what was no more than basic common sense and not the sort of miracle cure he suggested on the web site. Anyhow, he replied………….Here it is word for word. I leave you to make up your own mind:



    "This sounds like a childish temper tantrum here.

    Are you always an ass like this, or are you making a special effort with me?

    You've claimed I'm a scam artist, are are threatening to post this on forums! Go ahead... if you want to suffer the legal repercussions of such actions.

    This is no scam. Thousands of people have benefited from my program... and many have taken the time to tell me so in follow-up emails. Should I listen to them, or one asshole such as yourself.

    You probably didn't listen to the audio that came with your program. And you totally bypassed the follow-up coaching that also comes with the program. What a mistake on your part - not mine.

    I'm going to refund your money, now.

    Stay off my site. Grow up. Get a life."

    Mark
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  6. Spinning Compass

    Spinning Compass Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Frankly I am surprised you got your money back. The rest of it doesn't surprise me.

    By the way, the rickross.com domain name has been sold and it is no longer the site address for Cult Information Network. I am not sure why that has happened, but it might be that there were some groups or individuals that weren't too happy with the work the site was doing and this is their way of shutting it down. It's a shame because it was a great resource.
  7. IContainMultitudes

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    Hmm, now it's a website with information about casinos, oddly enough (at first, I thought it might have been sold because there's a rapper by the same name).

    UPDATE: The Rick Ross you're talking about appears to have a new website:

    http://www.culteducation.com/
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    Did he write back on paper, or just email? If it's paper, keep it. Handy proof the guy is a moron!
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    This guy sounds like more than just a garden variety dodgy scam artist: he sounds like he is potentially dangerous! Can you imagine a vulnerable Aspie receiving such a message full of insults, threats & name-calling when all he expected was some support? The New Age movement together with all the self-help do-it-yourself shrink movement have spawned an entire industry replete with unqualified 'experts' eager to help relieve vulnerable people of their hard-earned income. Be careful of any 'money back guarantee' claims on any self-help book or programme. Be wary of anyone claiming to have expertise who has no legitimate academic professional credentials that you can readily verify. Beware of anyone claiming to have helped thousands of 'people just like you' & backs it will smarmy testimonials.
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