“This week has sucked and having the toddler home from daycare while my spouse & I both try to work full-time jobs from home is SO HARD. We have a very small house and too much to do in too little time. We’ve decided to do shared meals for breakfast & lunch (in addition to dinner), and to go for a family walk every day. But the rest of it just feels chaotic. And our patience with each other is running really thin.”
-Email to me this week
Help for Stay-at-Home Blues
These are upended times, with intense pressure of all sorts on many couples. For some couples the additional time together is a good thing because they can more consciously connect. But for many – particularly those impacted by ADHD and/or financial changes – the change in routine is a shock. If you are feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed and as if you can’t seem to get away from the chaos (or your partner!) you are not alone.
To help you I’m offering some additional resources. Specifically, almost daily information through my blog aimed to provide you with relevant relationship and family support. I’m adding non-ADHD partner support groups. In addition, I’m also starting something new - free virtual ‘office hours’ during this difficult time. You are invited to call me during posted hours with a pressing relationship question you have. Think of it as free relationship triage.
And, if you wish to read my response to the woman above, go to this blog post.
Please stay healthy and in touch.
For those in marriages impacted by ADHD
Adult ADHD can have a huge impact on your relationship. ADHDmarriage.com can literally change your life! Find great resources for couples impacted by ADHD including free: Online treatment overview; Downloadable chapters of my books; A community forum with other couples facing similar issues; A large number of blog posts on various topics; Referrals.
Is your relationship in trouble? Consider my highly acclaimed couples' course: ADHD Effect In-Depth Couples' Seminar - This 8-session phone seminar has helped many couples thrive in healthier, happier relationships. The live session will start in the Fall of 2020.