When one partner stops your sex life it's a cry for help that adds significant tension to a marriage. Resolving the issues so you can make love again takes a sensitive approach.
Some partners think those with ADHD aren't taking their personal or joint marital woes seriously enough. But there may be other things going on.
Moving beyond regret means moving yourself into a different future. Happily, for adults with ADHD and their partners, there is now good information that can help them do so.
These 9 ideas are critical to returning to a healthy relationship with your partner.
The symptoms of ADHD lead to many mistakes for those who have it. But the problem isn't the mistakes, it's how one views them.
Teens are old enough to have open conversations about what ADHD is (and is not) and how the symptoms show up in other family members.
Too many couples focus on sex and affection, ignoring other important skills that will ultimately best protect their ability to stay intimate over the long-term. What are those skills?
Use these specific strategies to manage the emotional responses that come with ADHD.
There is an art to creating and embracing change so you can reinvigorate your relationship.
How do you respond to adversity? Reflecting upon your answer can lead to improvements in your life and in your relationship.
What do you do with the information that your partner is capable of betrayal? Or that he or she has trouble holding a job? Love over the long haul takes open eyes and a certain amount of fearlessness.
Adult ADHD may be the world's worst kept secret...but some times to talk about it with a potential mate are better than others.
An obligation to stay together can lead couples to accept - and reinforce - a negative or dysfunctional relationship. Instead of "waiting it out," seek help.
Here's a conundrum with getting an ADHD evaluation: Often the partner who suspects he or she has ADHD has the classic symptoms -- including procrastination. This inhibits his ability to follow through and set the appointment needed to get treatment for...procrastination! Meanwhile, the other partner waits and waits while the relationship continues to struggle...
Should women take over all responsibility for planning dates when a partner's ADHD gets in the way?
The symptoms of ADHD result in behaviors that may strike at the heart of healthy relationships. Couples who understand the tension between symptoms and expectations will be more equipped to unravel the problems between them.
Struggling partners can get so caught up on the importance of communicating their most heartfelt feelings that they forget that good communication is both about what you say and how (and when) you say it.
As adults with ADHD struggle to stay organized and complete tasks, their non-ADHD partners tend to overcompensate and take on too much. This leads to an unhealthy imbalance of power between partners and typically destroys intimacy. Fixing the issue takes time, but a first step can be to better coordinate chores. Here's how to do it when ADHD is present.
Do you worry that your ADHD partner seems more like another child than a partner? Or do you feel as if your partner is constantly nagging or reminding you to get things done? You may be suffering from a common power imbalance in ADHD-impacted relationships—'parent/child dynamics.'
Those without it tend to underestimate the overwhelming nature of the experience of having ADHD. These first person accounts provide eye-opening insight.