Real Love

ADHD & Marriage News - July 5, 2018

Quote of the Week

“We have a collective story about how romantic love is supposed to work, and it’s a pretty straightforward one.  It goes something like this:  If it lasts, then it’s real.  If it doesn’t, then it wasn’t.  Either that, or someone screwed it up really badly."

- Katherine Woodward Thomas

Real Love

Nope – it’s not that simple.  Sometimes real love dies even when both partners are trying really hard.  And maybe no one screwed up.  I’ve seen couples: grow apart; be unable to manage the stresses and surprises of being parents; be crippled by financial stress; give in to family of origin pressure; succumb to ADHD symptoms and responses to symptoms.

Their inability to stay together wasn’t a screw up.  And it wasn’t because they didn’t love each other.  Sometimes, like in the case of many with ADHD issues, they had a problem and didn’t know about the tools that could help them overcome the stressors and hopelessness they felt.

Don’t let lack of knowledge contribute to the demise of your relationship if ADHD is a factor in your struggles.  My website has many great resources and information to support you…and I’m always available for questions.  You don’t need to do this alone.


No matter where you are in the world.... you can take my Live ADHD Effect In-Depth Couples' Seminar or my Diminishing Anger in Your Relationship Seminar - both start September 2018. 

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 September 2018

Is your relationship in pretty good shape but you'd love to feel closer? Consider my self-study seminar Recovering Intimacy 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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