ADHD & Relationships

More “Being” and Less “Doing”

Having lived in six different countries, I can say that our culture is primarily a “to do” culture versus a “to be” one. I believe that both of those are important and necessary, but what is missing out here is the balance between the two. In the case of a family with one or more…

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ADHD Relationship Coaching: When One Partner Has ADHD

Imagine this scenario: A spouse that does not have ADHD writes a list of specific brands of foods and cleaning products and sends his or her ADHD spouse to the supermarket. The ADHD spouse comes back with 10 bags but few things that he/she was supposed to buy and mostly the wrong brands! Another scenario:…

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How to Stop ADHD from Standing Between You and Your Partner

Gain a thorough understanding of ADHD in order to help distinguish behaviors attributed to lack of love or understanding from veritable features of the disorder. Diminish criticism, as too much on the part of the non-ADHD partner could result in the couple falling into a parent-child relationship pattern, which would be detrimental to the relationship.…

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