YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton

YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship with Jodi Carlton

Jodi Carlton is a leading world expert in adult autistic relationship dynamics and communication. Her personal, but direct, style of educating and coaching is a favorite of both neurodiverse and neurotypical partners around the globe. Her unique blend of personal experience in her own autism relationships, as well as her professional expertise, positions her to understand both autistic and non-autistic individuals. She bridges the communication gap for couples with a blame-free mind-set, and a goal of clarity.

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June 21, 2022 25 min

Today I invite you to meet MY neurodiverse family.  We have relationships with many different people in our lives...our partners, our friends, our siblings, our co-workers.  Today a colleague asked me how many people I estimate are around us every day who are neurodiverse. I told her that number is high!  Today...I'd like you to meet two of my own favorite people.

 

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In episode 2 of Jodi's summer communication series, she shares more of her interview with Michele, who emphasizes specific strategies from Jodi's "Crack the Communication Code" program that have been a game changer in her marriage to Dave.   Michele talks about a sexual intimacy series which can be found in Jodi's private member library at: www.spectrumrelationships.com/spectrum-straight-talk-library   In introd...
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In the Season 2 Premiere of YOUR Neurodiverse Relationship, Jodi kicks off a summer series about communication in neurodiverse relationships.  This season she brings to you guest interviews as well as the tips and strategies she teaches that are working for couples around the world to bridge the gap between conflict and connection. You don't want to miss this summer series!

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In this episode (Part 2) of a chat with a neurodiverse couple, Jodi gives concrete strategies for eliminating conversations that get stuck in a cycle of painful triggers and avoidant retreats that never reach resolution.

If you missed Part 1 (Ep. 12 "I Call It His Murderous Face") listen here.  

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In this episode, a couple married 30 years in an arranged marriage, shares how the discovery of neurodiversity was a wake-up call and also a life-saver for their relationship.  Both of them openly talk with me about their own self-discoveries and what they are doing to help repair old wounds, but also improve current and future interactions.

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In Part 2 of my talk with Bo, who identifies as an "Aspie," or as having Asperger's, we chat about how words and expressions can mean really different things, especially in neurodiverse relationships.  Bo also shares with me how social interactions have often created confusion for him and the people in his life because of the different understandings and expectations in social exchanges.   If you missed Part 1, "Ch...

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Ep. 10 - Bo B. (Neurodiverse) (Pt. 1) Childhood Memories Make Sense Now; Sensory Aversion in Relationships

Ep. 10  In this episode, Jodi talks to Bo, a neurodiverse man, who recounts his experience as a neurodiverse child in school and being distracted by pretty much everything. Jodi and Bo talk about how food preferences, and how sensory aversions can sometimes feel like a deal breaker in relationships. 

Bo also shares how differe...

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Ep. 9 - Neurodiverse Dating Coach, Jeremy Hamburgh helps autistic individuals unlock the mystery of dating

Neurodiverse relationships begin with dating....which can be such a challenge for autistic individuals of all ages.  Jeremy Hamburgh is a professional dating coach who works specifically with the neurodiverse community.  In this episode, he talks with Jodi about how he guides his clients through determining the best type of pe...

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Ep. 8 Matt & Jen (Pt 2) ”I don’t remember our last argument…”

In Part 1 (Ep 5) of Jodi's talk with Matt and Jen, this couple shared how they struggled to understand each other, and how miscommunication & misunderstanding led to confusion, heartbreak, and talk of divorce.  Here in Part 2, they talk about the insights they gained, and the communication tools and skills they use from their private intensive coaching with J...

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Ep. 7: Rob, 51, autistic -”I would go to meetups where I knew no one & I would be social with people I never met before - that’s like the Super Bowl of social practice”   In today's episode Rob shares with Jodi how his ex-wife's family didn't like him and he didn't understand why until two of his son's were diagnosed as autistic. He shares his perspective on smiling and learning to use tone of voice as well ...
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Ep. 6  Current Therapy Models Harm Neurodiverse Relationships (Pt. 2)   In this episode, part 2 of Jodi's chat with Mona and Manecia, all three professionals share how counseling made things worse in their own neurodiverse relationships, and how new models that are specific to neurodiverse couples are critical.   Listen to part 1 in Episode 3, "Jodi Gets Personal With Two Other Professionals About Their Own Relationships.&#...
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March 29, 2022 27 min
Ep. 5 Matt and Jen (Pt 1), a Neurodiverse Couple: From Contemplating Divorce to Thriving

On today's episode, Jodi talks with Matt and Jen, a neurodiverse couple who were contemplating divorce when Jen first found Jodi's coaching program and reached out for help.  They share how they discovered Matt is autistic, and the challenges they each experienced in their relationship, but also how the new framework and new skills have...

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Ep. 4 Clara (Pt 2) Sensory Overwhelm & How It Results in Others Feeling Rejected

Episode 4: In this episode Jodi talks with returning autistic guest Clara about sensory processing dysfunction. Clara, a music teacher, and performer, compares how the brain receives sound to a music mixing board that raises and lowers volume. Jodi and Clara also chat about how neurotypical partners often misinterpret autistic sensory overwhelm as ...

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Ep. 3 Jodi, Mona, and Manecia, two neurodiversity professionals get personal about their own relationships. (Pt 1)

 

In this episode, Jodi talks with Mona and Manecia, hosts of the Neurodiverse Love podcast.  All three are professionals committed to helping neurodiverse couples navigate relationships, but who have also been in (or are currently in) their own autism relationships.  Listen in as they share their own very personal ex...

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Ep. 2 - A wife from the U.K. talks about painful misunderstandings and confusion & learning to bridge the communication gap.

On today's episode, Jodi discusses the question of how long it usually takes for partners and couples to suspect that one of them is autistic.  She shares about her own experience in her marriage. Jodi's guest today is an ADHD wife with and mother from the U.K. who's husband and daughter are ...

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Ep. 1 Clara (Pt 1) , an Autistic Partner, Shares a Life-Altering Communication Strategy

On today's episode, Jodi Carlton chats with Clara, who discovered she is autistic in her 30's.  Clara shares valuable insight from her neurodiverse perspective, and also how she is using a specific new strategy for bridging communication with her neurotypical partner and other important people in her life. CLICK HERE to be a guest on th...

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