ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - September 7, 2016
Quote of the Week
“My husband watches four different sporting events on three different devices while messaging with friends on four different continents. All this multitasking yet he can’t get the baby’s bottle. Thankfully, I think it’s adorable, and I’m glad that he’s such a loyal friend. When we embrace each other’s crazy, we can be who we really are, and our love has an infinite space in which to expand.”
I applaud Fox for her selfless support of her husband’s multi-tasking habits. It’s great that she says “we embrace each other’s crazy.” On the other hand, I couldn’t help noticing that she only mentions one baby. What might happen to this relationship with the addition of another child or two? Only time will tell, but if I had to advise this couple I think I would suggest that they continue to embrace each other’s crazy…and make sure that they get enough ‘attend time’ with each other (and without the baby!) so that they don’t lose track of what they so love about each other. That might mean just a little less time multi-tasking with pals on the sofa and just a little more time with Dana.
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