“Strength means honoring your entire range of emotion, even your despair and heartbreak.” - Brenda Shaughnessy
A Specific Type of Honor
Who started the idea that despair or heartbreak are forms of weakness, anyway?! I think Brenda is right – when you acknowledge all of your feelings – even the hard ones – you set the stage for becoming healthier. Out in the open, these feelings can be examined, felt, and eventually moved beyond. Hidden, they continue to fester.
“Honoring” all of your emotions, as Shaughnessy puts it, is simply a smart way to live…even if sometimes it might feel scary.
For those in marriages impacted by ADHD
You can find great resources for couples impacted by ADHD at my marriage and ADHD website, including: a free online treatment overview; free downloadable chapters of my books; a community forum with other couples facing similar issues; a large number of blog posts on various topics; referrals; and my very popular ADHD Effect In-Depth Couples' Seminar. This eight-session seminar has helped many couples turn around their relationship, and is given by phone, so anyone may participate.
Adult ADHD can have a huge impact on your relationship. Please take a moment to investigate the information available to you. It can literally change your life!