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Top tips for living with a dyspraxic husband

Post by elljay1980 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:21 pm

Hi guys, I am married to the love of my life, who also happens to have dyspraxia. We have 2 young children under the age of 3 and both work full-time. We have been married 3 years and are currently finding life quite challenging. My husband finds concentrating on looking after the kids extremely difficult and is often distracted, losing them, not dressing them properly, and generally forgetting important tasks relating to them. He also find the general task of household management (tidying, cooking etc) near impossible. When stressed or tired, this is even more of a problem and it has rather a big impact on our relationship. I am desperately after any practical advice or coping strategies that can help us cope with what is quite a hectic lifestyle. I want to live as "normal" a life as possible and want to see both of us having equal responsibilities as parents and partners however I feel like I always have to do everything in order to keep order and minimise the stress. Please help!

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Re: Top tips for living with a dyspraxic husband

Post by CaroleAS » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:30 pm

I sympathise with you as you seem to have a lot on your plate. I have been married to my husband for many years and it is only now that there is a light at the end of the tunnel with diagnosis of dyspraxia etc. It has been a difficult journey at times and the way that we have dealt with it has been to sit down and have lots of discussions about everything. ,My husband is very receptive to me, but nevertheless one has to be aware that although the dyspraxic realises that he has the problem, it is difficult for him to eliminate it. I am quite lucky in the fact that my husband always wants to understand and in turn is prepared to help himself.

However you have two children under the age of three and you both work. My advise would be to get as much support for yourself as possible and make time for yourself to enable you to come up for breath.
If your husband is looking after the children, you could make lists with him so that he does not forget things. Plan each
day carefully,making sure that your husband fully understands your mutual duties and care of the children.
These are just a few strategies and I hope that you may find something here that may help. Jolly good luck. You deserve all the happiness and support that you can get.

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