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Blogger Alice Sammon and her partner did an experiment to capture how effective some of my most popular communication methods might be for them.  She reports their experiences (and success, I'm happy to say!) with verbal cues, learning conversations, good apologies and conflict intimacy in this post.  She also adds some helpful tips about how they made sure both partners can use the strategies effectively.  Curious?  Go check out her post.

In this post, coaching expert Katherine Buoscio provides what to look for in an ADHD coach, and the questions to ask to ensure you find a coach who fits your specific needs.

ADHD comes with a large variety of co-existing conditions.  It can be confusing to figure out what is what.  Here is a resource that can help.

Sleep and having ADHD often don't go hand in hand.  This is what the science suggests could improve the quality of your sleep, whether or not you have ADHD.  And that's important if you wish to perform at your best as well as manage your emotions.

...and, yes, there is definitely still hope for your relationship!

The question:

“Both my husband and I have ADHD, it is so hard to maintain the house and have fun together and deal with work. I end up being the one who does most of the planning, maintenance of the house and dog, and I also have a demanding job.  How do we work to have a more balanced life where I’m not so burnt out all the time and mentally fatigued?”

Long hours may be part of the job description or may be part of ADHD.  Here’s what may be going on and top strategies to address specific issues.

For those of you who are having trouble getting your Adderall prescription filled, here are some ideas that may help.  Because I’m a relationship expert, and because medication changes can dramatically change how you interact with those around you, my first advice has to be about your most important relationships:

You’ve just discovered that your partner is having an emotional or physical affair.  This revelation has been a kick in the gut – the emotional pain is intense and confusing.  You feel angry, volatile, are in intense pain, and perhaps feel panicked and fearful. Your partner’s response to these feelings seems inadequate, at best.  How do you traverse this new territory?

I'm often asked what technology can help with some of the basic elements of better managing life when ADHD is a factor.  Here are some high quality, easy, and often free apps and other technologies that couples report have helped their progress towards a calmer and happier life together.