Erin & Stephen Mitchell: Partnership and parenting with ADHD

Episode 181
58m | Apr 1, 2024

Episode 181 with Erin & Stephen Mitchell.

“I want to start a support group for partners of people diagnosed in adulthood because they have to listen to us go on and on and on about our ADHD.”

This episode is an interview I did with Erin & Stephen Mitchell for their podcast, Couples Counseling for Parents. I’m a huge fan of this couple and their work and I just loved this conversation so much, and I’m grateful that they’ve allowed me to publish it here.

We talk about how ADHD affects partnerships, especially once kids are introduced to the mix. We also discuss ways to better communicate and foster teamwork when one partner has ADHD, and the importance of reframing ADHD as a joint adventure rather than a solitary battle. And they share some of their own story about being impacted by ADHD symptoms in their parenting partner relationship.

Stephen and Erin Mitchell are co-founders of Couples Counseling For Parents, a relationship development company. They provide parenting partners stage based relationship education to help couples stay connected as they travel through the developmental stages of parenting. Stephen holds a PhD in Medical Family Therapy and Erin holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology. 

They are also the co-authors of the book “Too Tired to Fight: 13 Essential Conflicts Parents Must Have to Keep Their Relationship Strong,” which will be released in July. Use the link below to pre-order.


Instagram: @couples.counseling.for.parents

Links & Resources:

Couples Counseling For Parents podcast

The ADHD Lounge: Episode 7: ADHD & Relationships (Part 1)

Pre-order Too Tired to Fight: 13 Essential Conflicts Parents Must Have to Keep Their Relationship Strong

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