Take Back your Power

ADHD & Marriage - Weekly Marriage Tip - November 10, 2011

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“It’s not the power of the curse, it’s the power you give the curse.”


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Take Back Your Power

To focus only on the negative aspects of ADHD is to give it more power than it deserves. The symptoms may become overwhelming or the task of taming it seem too big. But by thinking of ADHD as a series of symptoms that can be managed through a variety of specific strategies, you take the power away from the ADHD and take it back yourself.


The task then becomes difficult, but not Herculean. Step by step you can “take back” your life (and your relationship!) You can measure your success with specific strategies and throw out those that don’t work, keeping only those that do. As you prevail more and more often, optimism and positive reinforcement feed success in a way that negativity never can.


My next COUPLES course begins January 9th.  For more information or to register, go to the COURSE OVERVIEW.

Our next THERAPIST course begins January 10th.  Encourage your therapist to learn about ADHD and marriage from DR. NED HALLOWELL, MELISSA ORLOV, DR. KEVIN MURPHY AND SUE HALLOWELL while earning continuing education credits.  INFORMATION HERE.

For those in marriages impacted by ADHD
If you or your spouse has ADHD, please join our forum at www.adhdmarriage.com to ask your questions and learn from others who share your issues.  In addition, you'll find in-depth essays to help you learn how to thrive in a marriage affected by ADHD.
Hope to hear from you there!
Melissa Orlov

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