Relationships take a lot of work. Add ADHD into the mix, and the
challenges can grow exponentially. Learning how to assist your spouse
and to manage your own reactions to ADHD behavior can make a huge
difference in the quality of your relationship.
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Spouse Recovery: Help for the Spouse without ADHD -
Spouses without ADHD have needs and rights too! Be sure you get the
support you need.
When ADHD is All in the Family - Cynthia Hammer
writes about her experience as an adult with ADHD and as a parent of
children with ADHD.
Stay Connected with Your ADHD Partner - When a spouse
is constantly distracted or can't slow down enough to pay attention to
his or her partner's needs, it often leads to a relationship
Out with the Old, In With the... Wait, Do You Really
Need New Clutter? - Read Gina Pera's blog dealing with
organizational challenges and spouses' perceptions of the problems.
Partners in Life, Partners in ADHD Awareness -
Ensuring a spouse is diagnosed and receives effective treatment is a
The "Gifts of ADHD": Transforming Humiliation into
Humility - A big obstacle faced by couples dealing with ADHD is
Is It "Miscommunications" - or ADHD? - Central
auditory processing disorder (CAPD) can accompany ADHD and result in
problems processing oral communications. No wonder he doesn't hear
ADHD and Sex: No Shame, No Blame - The symptoms of
ADHD can intrude into all areas of your life, including romance and sex.
To Sleep, Perchance to Turn Off That *&$@#
Computer - Does your partner resist going to bed at night? Many
people with ADHD do.
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