|ADHD & Marriage - Weekly Marriage Tip - February 29, 2012|
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Tips for Thriving in your Marriage
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”.
The Habit of Excellence
When I work with adults with ADHD I impress upon them that one of their top priorities is to create whatever structures and habits they need to become reliable in their relationship. For many that means taking ADHD medications, plus creating external structures that remind them to do things (such as setting cell phone reminders), plus working with their spouse to carefully coordinate expectations, priorities and timetables.
Their efforts are rewarded biologically, as well. The brain works in a "use it or lose it" way - by creating repeatable habits, we "strengthen" our brain to help us do it more easily in the 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|
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