Pain in the ^&@#**



ADHD & Marriage - Weekly Marriage Tip - January 15, 2013

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“Even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.”

- Maya Angelou


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Pain in the ^&@#**
Many who read these tips are hurting in really significant ways.  And I know that as I sank deeper and deeper into hurt in my own relationship I discovered that it felt okay - even good, sometimes -  to also lash out at my partner.  Justified, too.  It was one of the few effective ways to get his attention when he was distracted.

But it’s not justified.  Nor does it work.  As Angelou notes, we do better when we act in a way that makes us proud of our own behavior.  Your partner may be driving you crazy but I urge you to not return the favor!

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Hope to hear from you there!
Melissa Orlov

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