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.
By Melissa Orlov All couples fight. It’s part of love and marriage. But not all couples know how to move on after a dispute — and those who do have a serious edge, and a greater chance at lasting happiness. The goal for all couples (particularly those with ADHD) is not to stop fighting — […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Edward Hallowell If you are married to someone with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD), you have probably wondered how many times you will have to forgive him or her. ADD is not easy — for those who have it or for those who live with them! That’s why all ADHD marriages can benefit from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jacqueline Sinfield Dr. Brene Brown studied human connection for over 6 years. During that time she realized that connection isn’t something that can be studied in isolation. Love, belonging and worthiness are all intertwined with the connection Dr. Brown discovered there are 2 types of people. The first type she named ‘The whole hearted” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.