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?
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.
Treatment for adult ADHD often includes medication, but research clearly indicates that medication alone is not the best treatment for ADHD. Further, about 20-30% of adults can’t find a medication that works for them, or works without side effects. Use this method for getting the most out of treatment for adult ADHD.