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Adults who might have ADHD often have mixed feelings about seeking an evaluation.  Some are concerned about being blamed for marital problems, others about confronting difficult feelings such as shame about past performance.  Here’s why it’s worth it, anyway.

Emotional obstacles are a very big deal in ADHD procrastination.  These two fun and fast-paced videos from How to ADHD tell you why, and what to do about it.

While counselors and authors have focused on the unique problems that women with ADHD face, few have spoken specifically about the issues that men who have ADHD face in their relationships.

A lot of couples I work with have been curious about the idea of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD), wondering if the ADHD partner in their relationship might have it.  I've posted about what RSD is, as well as how it impacts spouses of adults with ADHD.  Now, for those who want to go directly to the top expert on this topic, Dr.

CBD oil is getting a lot of buzz as a possible treatment for adult ADHD.  Don't jump on the bandwagon until you read this.

Dr. Ned Hallowell is doing a documentary about ADHD and is looking for women who have not yet been diagnosed, but think they might have ADHD.  If you would like to be filmed for his documentary, then please contact his assistant, Dianne, to see if you might qualify.  You can reach her at [email protected].  The producers will screen you to see if you are appropriate for their project.

In this post, Melissa writes about: the gap between the amazing relationship you thought you were signing up for, and the relationship you actually got with adult ADHD in the mix; why it’s so important to grieve about the loss of your romantic dreams; and how to do it.

In a lovely success story, one woman tells how she and her husband discovered that his long-standing habit of interrupting her was a coping strategy to mask ADHD distraction.  Could this be happening to you?

I rarely endorse products - but like most people with ADHD, my husband snores...loudly.  These ear buds have changed my life.

A struggling couple asks what ADHD has to do with one man's quick rages.  His partner writes 'He can be a lovely person but it doesn't take much to make him snap , in particular with me.'  Alcohol makes it worse.  Melissa explores what could be going on, how it's related to ADHD, and how to respond.

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