Joy in Marriages with ADHD

Don't let ADHD get in the way of having fun connecting again on a staycation.  This post augments a recent NY Times article to make it more relevant for couples impacted by ADHD.

Valentines is one of the most difficult holidays for those with ADHD.  But even if you're behind the eight ball in planning, here are some creative ways to please your partner.

Tired of doing the same thing each year?  Try these slight spins on old themes!

Looking to have a happier year in 2015?  Why not pick one of these eight resolutions that can help couples impacted by ADHD turn their lives in a happier, healthier direction this year?

Forgiveness take time and effort, but with these eight steps you can forgive even the biggest transgressions.

Repeated research studies suggest that gratitude can lead us to healthier lives and actually help 'rewire' our brains for greater happiness.  But struggling couples may not be feeling very grateful.  Here are some tips about how to find gratitude in your own life and what it can do for your relationship.

Sometimes you can lose yourself in a struggling relationship.  It can be helpful to stop thinking about your relationship and take a moment to reconnect with what you love about yourself.

Today marks our 25th wedding anniversary - an event well worth celebrating! I would like to reflect on the benefits of running the marathon that is marriage...

Many non-ADHD partners want to connect at night with a meaningful "goodnight, honey," a kiss and hug or with some sexual intimacy.  Yet disappointment follows when their partner is too distracted or too tired to shine the spotlight of their attention in the non-ADHD partner's direction.  (Conversely, I sometimes hear complaints from ADHD partners who say that the demands of their non-ADHD partner to come to bed at a certain time are obnoxious...but that's for a different post.)  What to do?

This is a guest blog post by ADHD coach Kathy Sussell about her marriage and what has helped it over 32 years.

When my husband asked if he could take me out for a fancy dinner this weekend I was more than pleasantly surprised, I was absolutely shocked because it’s not the kind of thing he does.

“Why would you want to take me out for a fancy dinner?” I asked.  “Don’t you want to celebrate our 32nd anniversary?” he replied.

I thought to myself, “Miracles never cease.”  Here was my husband, the love of my life, the father of my children, remembering our anniversary for the first time in 30 years and taking the initiative to plan a date. This may sound like small potatoes but my husband has ADHD and he struggles with planning, initiating, remembering and other executive functioning skills.

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