You Are Not Alone

ADHD & Marriage News - July 21, 2021

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“Sometimes hearing what works from others is the most helpful.  You are not alone.”

-Melissa Orlov

You Are Not Alone

I remember feeling so confused about my relationship.  Why couldn’t we do better?  Was I doing something wrong?  Why didn’t it seem that others were having the same struggles?  Why is my partner treating me so differently?  These thoughts, which both George and I experienced, turn out to be common for couples who don’t know that ADHD is part of their relationship.

One of the wonderful things that we didn’t have the benefit of – but that you do – is knowing that many other couples experience the exact same issues.  In fact, one of the marvels of ADHD in adults is that because the symptoms are the same (by definition – else you don’t get diagnosed with ADHD) the experiences couples have are often very, very similar.  In other words – it’s not the two of you as people, it’s that you are experiencing ADHD-symptomatic behaviors AND the very human responses to those behaviors that the other partner expresses.

Learning this, by hearing the questions and experiences of others, is incredibly powerful.  You are not alone, and if you’re not so sure of that I hope that you will take advantage of the offerings I provide at my website to start the process of beginning to heal.  If you want a place to start, how about my video of three couples who’ve repaired their relationship?  


STARTING OCTOBER 20TH - Need help in your ADHD impacted relationship? The ADHD Effect 8-session live Couples' Seminar has helped many, many couples thrive in healthier, happier relationships. Registration OPEN! Repair your marriage & learn to thrive now!

Join me for the ADHD Parents Palooza – Understand the nuances of parenting ADHD. Starts Monday, July 26, 2021. Free. 

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. 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. The next live session STARTS October 20, 2021. Registration is now open.

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.

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