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.
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.
By FastBraiin Staff No matter how well your marriage seems to be, ADHD marriage success tips can help make it better. Relationships can be hard. The closer and longer the relationship, the more difficult and challenging it can become to keep making it work. After all, a significant number of marriages fail and end in divorce. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Too many couples fall out of love because they forget this simple idea. In our hyped-up, information overload, too-many-things-to-do world it is way too easy to lose track of one’s partner. You might be reading the news in bed on your tablet, answering the phone at the dinner table, working on the weekends, or simply […]Continue 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 Sandy Maynard Maintaining friendships is hard work for most adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It means making commitments and following through, neither of which are big strengths of ours. If we wind up canceling or, worse, forgetting about a coffee date or movie night altogether, we feel guilty, frustrated, and worse than […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jennie Friedman Growing up in the same household with someone doesn’t mean you share the exact same childhood. Take my sister and me; we couldn’t be more different. When one sibling has undiagnosed attention deficit, and the other does not, the nature-versus-nurture divide becomes readily apparent. I am the older of us two, by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Larry Maucieri Ph.D., ABPP-CN In self-help resources on adult ADHD (including this blog), we usually focus on the people who have ADHD, and their struggles and experiences. How, for instance, does ADHD impact their work? Home life? Relationships? What we don’t talk much about are the others in the intimate relationships. The partners, spouses, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.