Benefits of Diagnosis

ADHD & Marriage News - January 29, 2020

Quote of the Week

“Now you have your problem in front of you rather than between you..”

- Comment from a family member to an adult newly diagnosed with ADHD and her partner

Benefits of Diagnosis

I loved being sent this message, because it really speaks to one of the biggest benefits of getting an evaluation to see if one or both of you might have ADHD.  If you do end up with a diagnosis you finally have an explanation for what’s been going on in your relationship!  And a much more direct path to improving how you are together.

By naming ADHD – and also by acknowledging that responses to ADHD are really important – the two of you can finally be on the same team, working together to find the life, and the love, you thought you had lost.  What could be better?


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For those in marriages impacted by ADHD

Adult ADHD can have a huge impact on your relationship! offers many free resources including: 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.... Plus How to Optimize Treatment for Adult ADHD.



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