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.
  • Divide tasks between you to play to each partner’s strengths.
  • Break down tasks for the ADHD partner in order to avoid overwhelm.
  • Try to have fun together as much as possible in order to nourish the relationship.

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About the Author

Roya Kravetz is a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) with Mentor Coach LLC, and Certified Parent Educator (CPE) with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). While there are many life coaches out there, very few are accredited and board certified through the ICF and CCE. Roya specializes in educating and coaching individuals and families with ADHD and Executive Function challenges. She also has experience working with adoptive families who have children with ADHD. Roya has combined her professional skills with her broad cultural background to build a highly specialized national and international coaching practice based in Carmel Valley (San Diego), California. She is multi-lingual and coaches in English and Spanish.

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