The acronym ADHD represents attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and the condition has been recognized since the late 1700s. However, it’s only received serious acknowledgement in the past few decades, partly because of better methods of diagnosis and partly as a result of the sometimes devastating outcomes to a person’s health and social and financial lives. Read the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hyperfocus on a new relationship and partner — showering them with gifts and attention — may be mistaken for love bombing, especially when the heat begins to cool. This cycle is not present in most relationships touched by ADHD, but it does impact a population of ADDitude readers, some of whom share their stories here. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Maybe you’ve known all along that your partner has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Or maybe you’re in the early stages of dating, and they just told you they have ADHD. Regardless of the scenario, their symptoms can affect your relationship. Estimates suggest anywhere from 2.5 percent to 4 percent of adults live with this condition. That said, ADHD often goes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Often I have ADHD individuals come in for counseling and one issue that frequently comes up is communication difficulties in relationships. This isn’t to say that people with ADHD are bad at relationships, it just means that their areas of difficulty can present slightly differently than others. Communication breakdowns are frequently the sore spot which […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Although rejection is not enjoyable for anyone, it can trigger an overwhelming emotional response in people with rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD). Although researchers are still unsure why, it seems that people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more susceptible to RSD. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Melissa Orlov, Nancie Kohlenberger, LMFT When it comes to having good fights with your partner, it’s important to understand that more than half of your battles are unresolvable. They result from deep differences in opinion or approach. A common non-ADHD/ADHD difference, for example, has to do with what constitutes “adequately organized” — whether it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kathleen Nadeau, PH.D Good communication is the key to strong relationships. This is true for adults with and without attention deficit. The problem is, adults with ADHD often think that they’re communicating when really they’re just talking. How to get your feelings across effectively with friends and partners. Adults with ADHD know that communication can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ari Tuckman In heterosexual couples, it matters which partner has ADHD. According to new research that I have recently published, when the woman has ADHD, the two romantic partners are a little bit happier than when it is the man who has ADHD. More notably, they have sex 25% more often—73 vs 59 times per year. That seems […]Continue Reading... No Comments.