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.
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.
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.