Are you living with someone who has trouble managing their anger, spends money impulsively, or gets bored easily? Have you ever thought that he or she may need ADHD healing?
In identifying the ADHD or Adult ADD person, the first thing you need to do is determine IF you or your loved one in fact has ADHD and what type. To heal your ADD brain, you must understand what makes it tick, what makes it struggle, and the best ways to "switch it on" to make it great!
ADHD Relationships works with ADDs who are usually creative, warm, fun loving, have zest for life and a crazy sense of humor. They are also forgetful, run late, let people down, are messy, disorganized, and never get around to what they say they will do.
If you’re an ADD Adult you will find that your partner complains about you, criticizes you, gets mad, is often upset, tells you she can’t cope anymore and you have absolutely no idea why.
ADHD In Your Relationship?
When ADHD is present in your relationship, whether you are a parent or a partner, any counselling or coaching MUST start with education … learning about the traits and characteristics of ADHD … and understanding why the ADHD child or adult reacts and behaves like they do.
Knowledge and awareness helps the ADHD person understand how their behaviour impacts on other people, and it validates why you feel what you feel.
If you have a child diagnosed with ADHD, chances are one or both of you parents have it too.
Not all children with ADHD grow out of it. They become Adults with ADHD but learn to manage and mask it – sort of.
ADHD Adults know they are different but are not sure why. They seem to struggle with aspects of their life, often feeling a fraud and frustrated with having to work with 150% effort to get things done. They want the very best for their kids yet often contribute to the issues.
So are you, or are you living with someone who has trouble managing their anger, spends money impulsively, or gets bored easily?
To the husbands: Does your wife always say she’s exhausted? Is she disorganized and often late for appointments? Does she get stressed with the children and often overwhelmed with everyday life? Do you feel like your household is simply complete chaos?
To the wives: Do you get exasperated when your husband says he’ll do something but then doesn’t follow through? Perhaps you argue about him forgetting things, being irritable and often snappy (although he denies this when you comment on it). Do you frequently have to rescue your children from an angry or inattentive dad?
Perhaps you feel a low priority and accuse your husband of being selfish and self-absorbed?
Yet you love him – his sense of humor, his love of life. You know he is a good person, and he can be a great dad but at times his behavior drives you mad. He is creative and occasionally brilliant and can totally focus on something that interests him – but pay you no attention at all.
ADHDs are usually kind, warm, fun loving, have a zest for life and a crazy sense of humour. They are also forgetful, run late, let people down, are messy, disorganized, and seldom get around to what they say they will do (well, not without a whole lot of nagging!).
If you’re an ADHD Adult you will find that your partner complains about you, criticizes you, gets mad, is often upset, tells you she can’t cope anymore and you have absolutely no idea why.
ADHD people and their partners need to learn to recognize the symptoms of ADHD and how it impacts their personal life, their family life and their relationships.
What happens in ADHD Counseling …
ADHD or Adult ADD counseling is initially about education … teaching you about the traits and characteristics of ADD … and understanding why you feel what you feel. It helps you understand how your behavior impacts on other people around you.
Not knowing about ADHD when trying to rebuild your relationship can be a serious drawback.
When you’re trying to fix your relationship but your emotions are out of control, you will always end up fighting. Knowing your emotional style will help you understand why you behave like you do. It’s time to get some professional help.
You can change this today.
I can help you to:
- Lay the groundwork for building emotional skills to achieve a high level of peace and calm within yourself.
- Know your emotional style – the fight or flight response – and how you react in emotional situations.
- Understand your emotional brain – learn how your brain affects your personal emotions.