A man with ADHD shares his ‘aha’ moment of learning that his ADHD included Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, an often undiagnosed, but not very well ‘hidden,’ part of ADHD for many adults. Do you have RSD? What does RSD mean for your relationship? How do you treat Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?
Does the ADHD partner in your relationship become defensive, offer excuses and deny wrongdoing when legitimate grievances are raised? Here are some reasons why this could be happening and some tips on how they can be addressed.
Katie, a 30-year-old journalist, has ADHD and her husband does not. In her first blog for ADHD and Marriage, she talks about life before and after receiving her diagnosis at 29 years old, and the moment she realized her marriage could be saved.
Melissa once asked her husband for his perspective as the ADHD partner on their experience turning their relationship around. At another time, she also asked him if he was glad he went through finding out about his ADHD. Both answers were very enlightening.