Now What? Deciding on a Path Forward in Your Neurodiverse Relationship
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
3d ago
This is the final episode in a five-part series, Navigating Neurodiverse Relationships, where my co-host, Mona Kay, talks with me about steps for addressing relationship challenges to find a path forward. We share personal stories and insights into the challenges we faced in our own marriages.  In this episode, we specifically discuss how inappropriate hope is such a common problem for  partners and couples, and how other obstacles like low self-worth and chasing dead-ends lead to increasing distress and antagonism in neurodiverse relationships. The final step navigating your neurod ..read more
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Exploring Unique Solutions for Unique Relationships
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
1w ago
In the 5th episode or a 5-part series, Jodi Carlton and her co-host, Mona Kay from the Neurodiverse Love Podcast, delve into the personal experiences and critical insights into Navigating Neurodiverse Relationships. They provide a retrospective look at their marriages, both of which ended after two decades, and clarify that their mission is not to advocate for divorce but to assist individuals in understanding their relationships and exploring options for moving forward. This episode covers various unconventional solutions they considered in their attempts to save their marriages. The episode ..read more
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Getting Out of Enemy Mode In Your Neurodiverse Relationship.
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
3w ago
Mona and I delve into the necessity of 'stopping the bleed' when your relationship is stuck and has become hopeless. We address the most damaging issues in relationships by sharing our own personal stories and insights from being in neurodiverse marriages for over two decades. Mona and I discuss the importance of recognizing and stopping toxic cycles, the benefits of both individual and couple's therapy, and the transformative impact of setting boundaries on personal health and relationship dynamics.    Featuring co-host Mona Kay from the Neurodiverse Love Podcast, this is Episode 2 ..read more
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”When You Stop Recognizing Yourself, There’s Something Very Wrong”
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
1M ago
In this 5-episode podcast series, I (Jodi Carlton, a neurodiverse relationship expert), and Mona Kay of the Neurodiverse Love Podcast, share very personal experiences from our own marriages to neurodiverse partners. We share a five-step approach for assessing relationship challenges and navigating a path forward. The podcast covers toxic dynamics, the importance of understanding neurodiversity in relationships, and offers support and strategies for communication, connection, and making difficult relationship choices. By sharing our journeys and insights, Mona and I aim to help you feel seen, u ..read more
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Season 4 is Coming! 5 Steps for Navigating YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
1M ago
In season four of 'YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship' podcast, Jodi Carlton teams up with Mona Kay from the “Neurodiverse Love” podcast to dive deep into personal experiences and professional insights on managing neurodiverse relationships. They discuss five key steps for assessing relationship challenges, whether it involves working together with a partner for a better connection or realizing it's time to part ways. With over two decades of experience in neurodiverse marriages, they share their own stories of navigating love, making tough decisions, and finding strategies that might be non-tradi ..read more
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BONUS: ”We’re all a little narcissistic.” Debunking This Myth
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
1M ago
Debunking the Myth that Everyone is Narcissistic   Jodi Carlton, a neurodiversity expert and relationship coach who also specializes in personality disorders, addresses a dangerous myth that everyone has narcissistic traits. She emphasizes the distinction between common human behaviors and the destructive characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder. Jodi highlights specific traits exclusive to narcissism, such as enjoying others' pain for personal gain and manipulating others by playing the victim. Her message clarifies how this myth minimizes the impact on individuals who are ab ..read more
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BONUS: Autistic Narcissists Are Dangerous!!
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
1M ago
Autism, Narcissism, and Dangerous Myths In this episode, neurodiversity expert and relationship coach Jodi Carlton explains the distinctions and potential comorbidity between autism and narcissistic personality disorder. She emphasizes that while both conditions can exist in the same individual, they are fundamentally unrelated, with autism being neurodevelopmental and genetic, and narcissism being potentially linked to genetics and social learning. Jodi dispels dangerous myths suggesting that narcissistic traits are universal, pointing out the unique and harmful characteristics of narcissisti ..read more
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BONUS: Why does an autistic partner lie?
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
1M ago
Neurodiverse relationship expert Jodi Carlton discusses the issue of lying within autism, particularly in relationships. She explains that most people will tell 'little white lies' to avoid confrontation in an antagonistic relationship, and highlights the need for communication and resolving conflicts that can lead to lying. Jodi distinguishes between 'manipulative lying' and lying to avoid conflict, noting that the latter is more common amongst individuals on the spectrum. She suggests addressing any existing parental dynamic in which one partner might feel like they need to lie to avoid trou ..read more
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BONUS: I’m autistic. Why do I zone out when people are talking?
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
2M ago
Neurodiverse Relationship expert, Jodi Carlton, shares a tip about improving communication with your autistic partner. Autistic individuals think in images more than in words, so using images like photos instead of texting words can be much more effective in communicating requests to an autistic partner or family member. ?‍? Hi, I'm Jodi Carlton, a leading world expert on adult #neurodiverserelationship dynamics and interpersonal #communication. I am a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience as a #therapist and #relationshipcoach specializing in #autism, #ADHD, #anxiety, #depression ..read more
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BONUS: Autism Relationship Tool - Images Versus Words
YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton
by Jodi Carlton, MEd, LLC
2M ago
Neurodiverse Relationship expert, Jodi Carlton, shares a tip about improving communication with your autistic partner. Autistic individuals think in images more than in words, so using images like photos instead of texting words can be much more effective in communicating requests to an autistic partner or family member. ?‍? Hi, I'm Jodi Carlton, a leading world expert on adult #neurodiverserelationship dynamics and interpersonal #communication. I am a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience as a #therapist and #relationshipcoach specializing in #autism, #ADHD, #anxiety, #depression ..read more
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