Free Workshop Devoted to Increasing Marital Satisfaction
Creating a Successful Marriage
For couples challenged by raising a child/teen with autism
Raising a child/teen with autism places enormous pressure on marriages for a variety of reasons.
First and foremost, most professionals in the field tell parents to be parents 100% of the time so that they can deliver the maximum number of therapeutic hours per week. As such, being wife and husband, friends, romantic partners, recreational partners, and travel partners are no longer a priority. Over time fun, intimacy, adventure and passion fade away and are replaced endless discussions about treatment, how to divide responsibilities, and finally fatigue. In short, couples gradually forget how to be a couple and this results in a decrease in martial satisfaction.
What Can You Do To Get Your Couple-Hood Back On Track?
1) Creating a mission preview (a short narrative that describes how you want your marriage grow and change)
2) Creating opportunities for adventure and recreational challenges
3) Adding physical comfort back into your marriage
4) Learning to fight fair and make quick repairs
5) Putting an end to contempt, stonewalling, defensiveness, and criticism
6) Creating “autism free zones” – blocks of time every week when there is no discussion of any topic related to autism.
7) Resource management: a review of how you spend your time and money that results in shifting resources to the health and well-being of your marriage
8) Learning the 5 to 1 rule: 5 positive interactions to 1 negative interactions
9) Supporting the hopes and dreams of your partner
10) Slowing down your life (get out of “autism mode” forever)
For more information contact Chris Mulligan at 310/287-1640 or email to email@example.com
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