ADHD Relationship Bootcamp
Want to learn how to communicate effectively with your partner’s brain? This workshop is for The Tale of Two Brains™ (ADHD and non-ADHD couples) who are wanting skills to start communicating effectively. These two brains can be AMAZING together once they know how to communicate with each other. This is because they compliment each other well. However, society hasn’t done the best job at knowing how to communicate with an ADHD brain and has tended to use criticism or shame instead (like careless, lazy, thoughtless). This can turn an incredible relationship into perpetual conflict when they keep fighting over the small stuff.
Typical areas of conflict a non ADHD brain experiences with ADHD traits
Household responsibilities: wanting less clutter
Time: wanting to be on time
Attention: feels like the other is distracted, interrupts them or doesn’t listen
Details: Missing important details on date nights, picking kids up etc.
Finances: Impulsive spending versus saving
Parenting: Feeling like the load is unevenly split in who takes care of the details
Confusion: on why certain things are challenging for one person when they are competent in many other areas.
Defensiveness: feeling like you can’t bring up topics without a big reaction from your partner
Typical areas of conflict the ADHD brain experiences with their partner:
Attacked- feeling attacked, criticized or being blamed by their partner
Misunderstood- feeling like the other doesn’t understand their intentions
Frustrated- many ADHDers didn’t get the help they deserved to develop executive function and have been repeatedly frustrated on not being able to complete ‘simple’ task
Household- wanting to spend less time maintaining the house, or preferring doing bigger cleaning projects than a little on a daily basis
Bored- not enough spark & adventure in the relationship
Parenting: wanting to prioritize more spontaneity and flexibility in the routines
These areas of conflict can become so big that it overpowers all the good in the relationship. The good news is, once both partners learn new skills, most of conflict goes away.
When the Tale of Two Brains™ has a happy ending, this is what it looks like:
Superpower Couple- Knowing how to use the strengths of each brain
Adventure with Stability- Utilizing the creative energy while keeping a safe baseline
Less Clutter- in most of the common areas
Connection & Support - lots of behaviors to make the other happy
This workshop is tailored to learn about the ADHD brain and skills both people to use to make your relationship function better. This is because most of the information out there is tailored for neurotypical brains.
This workshop will provide new ways to:
Find creative solutions to manage household tasks
Build on the strengths that each brain brings
Tools to effectively communicate with both brains
Private and Group Sessions are available.