As you can see, we have updated the adhdmarriage.com website after a good long run of seven years for the old one. I want to publicly thank George for all his hard work - this was a huge undertaking as this site is now massive. There will probably be a few glitches, and if you see one, please report it. And, if you have a moment to thank George for his continued to support of this site, that would be great, too. He is the 'silent' partner in all this, but works hard behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly. THANK YOU, GEORGE!
Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on what you are thankful for. This year, as I complete my second book, I am particularly aware of how grateful I am to be working with a community of people impacted by ADHD. There are so many seeking ways to love their partner more fully and working to make their lives better...truly it is a privilege. Thank you!
Melissa will present a CE event for GoodTherapy.org at 9 a.m. PDT on October 11, titled Tools to Help Couples Impacted by ADHD Thrive. It is available free with 1.5 CE credits for all GoodTherapy.org members. For details, or to register, please click here.
Adults with ADHD may feel awkward in social situations or have difficulty communicating. I recently got a note from a man with ADHD who said he needed tips on how to better meet interesting women and make close friends. Here are a few suggestions:
The basic progression in the forum here is to find it when in terrible pain, post about that pain, get lots of feedback (helpful and not), work on your relationship (sometimes for years) and resolve. One resolution is to leave your partner. Another is to stay and create a happy relationship. If you are one of the people who has repaired your relationship and sees success, consider paying everyone here back by staying a bit involved with the site and posting about your positive experiences. People here need to hear from those who are successful in their efforts - yet success and happiness lead many to stop visiting and posting. Thanks to Aspen for recently jumping in about the now happy state of her relationship...I urge others, over time, to do the same. I thank you in advance for your contributions!