Spouses

For Partners of Adults with ADHD

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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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Members OnlySpouse Recovery: Help for the Spouse without ADHD - Spouses without ADHD have needs and rights too! Be sure you get the support you need.

Members OnlyWhen 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.

Members OnlyStay 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 meltdown.

Members OnlyOut 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.

Members OnlyPartners in Life, Partners in ADHD Awareness - Ensuring a spouse is diagnosed and receives effective treatment is a shared responsibility.

Members OnlyThe "Gifts of ADHD": Transforming Humiliation into Humility - A big obstacle faced by couples dealing with ADHD is denial.

Members OnlyIs 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 you.

Members OnlyADHD and Sex: No Shame, No Blame - The symptoms of ADHD can intrude into all areas of your life, including romance and sex.

Members OnlyTo Sleep, Perchance to Turn Off That *&$@# Computer - Does your partner resist going to bed at night? Many people with ADHD do.