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.
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.