|ADHD & Marriage - Weekly Marriage Tip - February 1, 2012|
Heart to Heart
Tips for Thriving in your Marriage
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“When he lost his job, he became depressed and went to the doctor. It was then he was diagnosed with ADHD. He is taking medication and has taken ownership of the diagnosis. He jokingly says he doesn't remember most of the first half of his life, but he is looking forward to remembering the second half…Getting a diagnosis is such an important step, but we know we still have work to do…It feels great to smile and laugh with my husband again…”
- posted to my website
The Benefits of Knowing About ADHD
|Dr. Ned Hallowell likes to call finding out about ADHD a “good news diagnosis.” If you don’t know you have ADHD there are all sorts of problems in your life that you can’t figure out. That diagnosis not only answers a lot of questions about why these things are part of your past but also provides guidance for how you can make your future look better. With an ADHD diagnosis, you have access to a whole lot of treatment expertise that can help you thrive. In fact, 70-80% of adults with ADHD can eventually find treatment that significantly reduces or eliminates their ADHD symptoms. Those are pretty good odds!|
Treating ADHD optimally doesn’t happen overnight – it takes lots of hard work to change directions as an adult. But it’s really, really good for your marriage.
So if you think it’s possible that you have ADHD and haven’t yet confirmed that, do yourself a favor and seek an evaluation. Wouldn’t it be great if you were in the same situation as the woman above – thankful that you can once again be lighthearted with your spouse and looking forward to your future?
MY NEXT SESSION OF THE ADHD EFFECT COUPLES COURSE STARTS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO THIS LINK.
|For those in marriages impacted by ADHD|
|If you or your spouse has ADHD, please join our forum at www.adhdmarriage.com to ask your questions and learn from others who share your issues. In addition, you'll find in-depth essays to help you learn how to thrive in a marriage affected by ADHD.|
Hope to hear from you there!
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