There's a lot to work through and think about when you are married to a partner with ADHD. These support groups for non-ADHD partners are given by conference call and led by Melissa Orlov. Each session focuses on one or two topics a week that are submitted by group members for in-depth exploration. Participants support each other, explore their biggest issues and most pressing problems, and get advice from Melissa - and from each other - each week. The objectives of the support group are to: have you be part of a community of people exploring similar issues; learn from each other's successes and struggles; and find new, more effective ways to be your best self in your relationship. Melissa and other group participants will help you develop strategies for finding satisfaction and happiness.
Two Levels of Support Groups
First Time Groups - Choose this type of group if this is your first support group with Melissa. We will cover important topics, submitted by the group. Past topics have included: how to deal with impulsivity; parent/child dynamics and what to do if the ADHD partner continues to under-perform; dealing with feelings of anger and frustration; financial issues; time management and much more.
Continuation Groups - These groups are only for those who have already done a first time group, and are structured slightly more casually. We will discuss major issues that have happened in the previous two weeks. All will learn from these dilemmas, and participants will work through multiple approaches to the issues of that day with the help of Melissa.
Logistics and Dates
The groups are run via conference call. Melissa picks a topic for the day, or requests the group discuss a recent development in one person's life. Both types of groups are limited to 10 participants - enough people to get a good conversation going, but not so many that you can't speak up. It will be recorded for the confidential use of participants in case they have a conflict.
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The Fall, 2019 groups will run as follows. My apologies in advance for the disjointed schedule. These are the dates I still have open. The good news is that you will get support across a longer time span:
First Time Group 7pm: Meets on Tuesdays at 7:00pm EASTERN TIME on the following 8 dates: October 15, 22 and 29; November 19; December 3 and 10; January 7 and 14
First Time Group 8:15pm: Meets on Tuesdays at 8:15pm EASTERN TIME on the following 8 dates: October 15, 22 and 29; November 19; December 3 and 10; January 7 and 14
Continuation Group: Meets on Wednesdays at 7:00pm EASTERN TIME on the following 8 dates: October 16, 23, and 30; November 20; December 4 and 11; January 8 and 15
If you are interested in participating in a group in the future, please contact Melissa here and she will notify you when the dates for the next group are set.
Melissa Orlov is one of the most respected experts in how ADHD impacts relationships in the world, known for her practical, even-handed approach to how to overcome the struggles of ADHD-impacted relationships and is the author of two award-winning books, The ADHD Effect on Marriage and The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD. She has been a marriage consultant since 2007 and is known for the quality of her seminars and support. For more information see the 'About' section or her CV.
Registration and refund policy
Each 8-week session costs $280. All groups are limited to 10 people and we will remove the registration button when the group is full. Full refunds are provided up until 48 hours before the sessions begin.