ADHD & Marriage News - September 28, 2022
Quote of the Week
“Intimacy happens when one person shares and the other person shares it back.”
I love this idea! Because it’s all about ‘being seen’ in your relationship. To me, ‘share it back’ means:
- Your partner listens to what you have to say, without fractured attention
- Your partner is curious about your experience
- Your partner respects what you want from the interaction – do you want ideas? Just to vent? Help? (Note: I’m a BIG believer in stating what you want up front. Saying “I just need to vent” or “Could you help me work through this?” helps you have a more satisfying interaction. Don’t expect your partner to read your mind!)
Intimacy isn’t just about sex and physical touch. It’s also about emotional touch, and engaging with your partner’s emotions is one of the most intimate things you can do.
For those in marriages impacted by ADHD
Adult ADHD can have a huge impact on your relationship. Find great resources for couples impacted by ADHD including free: Online treatment overview; Downloadable chapters of my books; A community forum with other couples facing similar issues; A large number of blog posts on various topics; Referrals. ADHDmarriage.com can literally change your life!
Is your relationship in trouble? Consider my highly acclaimed couples' course: ADHD Effect In-Depth Couples' Seminar - This 8-session phone seminar has helped many couples thrive in healthier, happier relationships.
Support Tele-groups - Be part of a community exploring similar issues, successes and struggles and find new, effective ways to be your best self in your relationship: Non ADHD Partner Support Tele-group and ADHD New Habit Coaching Group.
How to Optimize Treatment for Adult ADHD - go to the home page for a free download about the best ways to manage ADHD.
Question? Contact Melissa.
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