Loving Mr. Spock

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Future Horizons, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 343 pages
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As a popular advice columnist in the UK, Barbara Jacobs never suspected she'd be the one needing the relationship advice. But when she fell in love with Danny, a man with Asperger's Syndrome, she quickly learned to expect the unexpected. In this book, Barbara candidly delves into the dynamics of their relationship. She lovingly compares Danny to Mr. Spock, a character who thrives on logic rather than emotion, while admitting that she was quite opposite. Join Barbara and Danny on their tumultuous journey in love, and learn about Asperger's along the way through figures, diagnostic guidelines, quotes and surveys by other couples, and more. If you love someone with Asperger's, or have Asperger's yourself, you can learn a lot from this book. Note: This book addresses some mature topics.

Helpful chapters include:

  • The Handsome Stranger Syndrome
  • First Steps in a Parallel Universe
  • Other-wired
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • A Working Model
  • Breakthrough
  • Nuts and Bolts

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Drawing on extensive research as well as her own personal experience, the author provides valuable insights and frank advice on relationships where one partner has Asperger syndrome, including ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Barbara Jacobs is a psychologist, broadcaster, and lecturer. She is the author of eight novels for young adults, including the prizewinning, Stick. As one of the most respected advice columnists in the UK, she has written regular columns for many national newspapers and magazines including Good Housekeeping, Now, and Good Health. Barbara lives in Liverpool and has a son, Luke.

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