Sunday, March 4, 2012 1 Comment
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Dealing with Others
Excerpted from my upcoming Boggle Book ©Madelyn Grifith-Haynie-all rights reserved.
Whether you have been doing the work or not, simply by reading the articles in the Boggle series, you have begun the process of taking responsibility for your ADD in some brand new ways.
A major tool is the Boggle Space. Are you ready to add it to your toolchest?
My partner will have a fit if I try to claim a space all my own.
Let’s face it — in order to set up a Boggle Space that will work for us, we will be asking for some accommodations from our loved ones.
But aren’t we already?
Living with a loved one with ADD places a lot of demands on the rest of the family.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you don’t want to ask for one more thing. What you are requesting is an accommodation that will lessen the other demands your ADD will place upon everyone in your life.
You do have to find a way to initiate the conversation, however, and that can be daunting, I know.
The steps of the following communication technique have been useful for some of my clients. Adapt the language to your personal style. Combine steps, if it makes more sense to you, but make sure you don’t skip any of the steps in the process.