The ADHD Wife and Marriage
Submitted by cmousseau on Sun, 02/15/2009 - 20:15
As I read these posts I am wonding about the problems that a non-ADHD husband and a ADHD wife have in a relationship. I have been married for 10 years and I was diagnosis with ADHD type 3 when I was 5 years old. I am 40 and I have a 7 year old daughter. I take 160mg of ritalin. I met my husband when he answered my personal ad in the newspaper. He told me about a year after we were married that if he had realized how exhausting being married to me would have been he might have thought twice about it. He was kinda of joking and a little serious. Becoming a mother has really been a major adjustment. Motherhood is 24/7 and that is very hard for someone with ADHD. There is no end to the job and you have to be an adult 24 hours all the time. I tell people that I think my husband is amazing because if I was him, I don't know if I could or would have stayed married to me for so long. It has not been easy to be my husband. There is not alot of information on a marriage with the wife having the ADHD and the husband being the non-ADHD spouse. Our marriage has been like a roller coaster ride with up and downs. In May we will be marriage for 11 years. Are there other ADHD wifes and non-ADHD husbands out there that are on this roller coaster ride called marriagehood?