Know Better

ADHD & Marriage News - October 6, 2017

Quote of the Week

“I did then what I knew how to do.  Now that I know better I do better.”

- Maya Angelou

Know Better

Once you have learned just how much adult ADHD can impact your relationship I think you have actually got two relationships.  The ‘old’ one and the ‘new’ one you are building.  The old relationship included under-managed or undiagnosed ADHD and all of the symptoms and responses that go with it.  You grew to struggle, but you did the best you could do given the information you had – responding in very human and understandable ways to the pressures that ADHD – and responses to ADHD – encouraged.

But the new relationship – the one you’re in once the two of you genuinely start to work on your ADHD-influenced interactions – that one can be so much better!  You can be better equipped – with knowledge, strategies, forgiveness, treatment and so much more – and you can do better.

Take each day and make it the best, warmest, most reliable, most patient, happiest day you can….using the strategies you are learning about how to thrive with ADHD.  Then string a series together…now that you both ‘know better’ you can and ‘do better.’


Want to do better?   ... (who doesn't?!) MY LIVE ADHD Effect In-Depth Couples' Seminar has helped hundreds of couples 'do better'. Don't delay, it starts NEXT WEEK on TUESDAY October 10th. Register here

For those in marriages impacted by ADHD

You can find great resources for couples impacted by ADHD at, 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.

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. Starts October 10, 2017!

Is your relationship in pretty good shape but you'd love to feel closer? Consider my self-study seminar Recovering Inti macy in Your Relationship.

Adult ADHD can have a huge impact on your relationship. can literally change your life!  Question? Contact Melissa.

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