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NEURODIVERSE COUPLES COUNSELING

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UNDERSTANDING NEURODIVERSE COUPLES


​​NEURODIVERSITY MAGNET

Initially, an autistic partner and a neurotypical partner feel a strong initial attraction to each other and couple up.

  • The neurotypical may be attracted to the autistic partner's stability, focus and intelligence. 

  • The autistic partner may appreciate the neurotypical helping him or her navigate social situations. 

  • The neurotypical may be the autistic partner's special interest, at least during the dating period. Typically, the neurotypical soaks up the attention. 

They may view themselves as complementary, a perfect fit - like a "magnet" has pulled them together.

DIFFERENCES TURN INTO DYSFUNCTIONAL PATTERNS

Yet, it is easy for these neurological differences to lead to wires getting crossed. Building and…

A photo of neurodiverse expert and therapist, Colleen Kahn. Colleen sees clients with Neurodiverse Couples Counseling Center and is here to support you on your journey.

THERAPY FOR NEURODIVERSE COUPLES

EMPATHY IS POSSIBLE

 

Therapists who are not experienced with neurodiversity often tell clients married to autistic adults that their partner cannot feel empathy and cannot truly love. This is dangerous feedback because it is simply not true. Although partners with Autism may process feelings differently, the…




CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!!


When a couple understand their differences and accept them, they will finally stop resisting change. This can feel like a tremendous relief.


Even though both partners usually think the other one needs to change, you both will start to make changes that you never expected.

This is…

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