Today was our first couples session with a therapist who specializes in ADHD and it was AWESOME!!!! :))))
Even my ADHD partner who completely resisted the idea of therapy, let alone thinking ADHD had an impact on anything, loved it too!!!!
All we needed was someone who understands BOTH OF US and could calmly clarify our feelings and needs without strong underlying emotions! We're both starting to understand, and this was just our first session!
(Not that we didn't come home and have a brief fight already :/ ... but I applied the "Time out!" method and pressed the imaginary "redo" button, AND IT WORKED!) We paused and restarted the conversation calmly and then walked away... No crazy insane fight!!! Wow...
I'm seeing some light at the end of the tunnel and it's very much needed after the hell week we went through!
I really, really hope this helps us figure this whole ADHD relationship out.
I hope only good things come out of these sessions!
I'm actually smiling inside today, even in spite of an on coming cold....
Yay for us!!! Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)