Blog Profile / ADHD and Marriage

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What Does the "Child" Role Look Like in Parent/Child Dynamics

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 03/12/2018. Communication Tips with ADHD First, a definition.  Parent/Child Dynamics are when couples interact in a way that has one partner (typically the non-ADHD partner) most often in control - taking...Show More Summary

Too Much Pressure

ADHD & Marriage News - March 15, 2018 Quote of the Week “In an achievement-oriented culture, we often feel ashamed if we can’t handle exorbitant amounts of pressure, because it seems like everyone else can.  We think there must be some...Show More Summary

Should I Choose a Therapist Who Specializes in ADHD?

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 03/06/2018. Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD It’s all too easy to misinterpret ADHD symptoms and choices.  For those who don’t understand the neurological underpinnings of adult ADHD, interruptions can beShow More Summary


ADHD & Marriage News - March 7, 2018 Quote of the Week “Love isn’t a perfect state of caring.  It’s an active noun like ‘struggle." - Fred Rogers Wisdom One of the more common ‘mistakes’ that couples make is that they forget to actively...Show More Summary


ADHD & Marriage News - February 28, 2018 Quote of the Week “There are two ways to live your life.  One, as though nothing is a miracle.  The other, as though everything is." - Albert Einstein Miracles When my husband and I were struggling,...Show More Summary


ADHD & Marriage News - February 22, 2018 Quote of the Week “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle." - Martin Luther King, Jr. Struggle I love this quote, even as I fear the idea...Show More Summary


ADHD & Marriage News - February 15, 2018 Quote of the Week “Psychology is generally focused on how to relieve depression, anger and worry… What makes life worth living is much more than the absence of the negative." - Martin Seligman,...Show More Summary


ADHD & Marriage News - February 7, 2018 Quote of the Week “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out." - Robert Frost Walls A human response to pain is to retreat or build a wall around oneself.  While...Show More Summary

How Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria Impacts Non-ADHD Partners

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 02/07/2018. Anger, Frustration & ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD There is a lot of discussion at the moment about Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (what RSD is, here) and some number of people in my seminar have noted that this description of what it feels like to have ADHD is spot on.  While Dr. Show More Summary

Do Others Define You?

ADHD & Marriage News - February 1, 2018 Quote of the Week “I felt very strongly I was not going to be defined by what someone else deemed appropriate" - Megyn Kelly Do Others Define You? One of the awful things about ADHD – you spend...Show More Summary

ADHD Valentine's Lament

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 01/30/2018. Joy in Marriages with ADHD Roses are red, Violets are blue, Oh no, once again I forgot something for you! Does this sound fitting?! Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that can bedevil couples...Show More Summary

Being Available…and the Smartphone

ADHD & Marriage News - January 24, 2018 Quote of the Week “Depending on the study you pick, smartphone-users touch their device somewhere between twice a minute to once every seven minutes. Conducting tasks while receiving e-mails and phone calls reduces a worker’s IQ by about ten points relative to working in uninterrupted quiet. Show More Summary

ADHD, Women, and Pregnancy

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 01/19/2018. Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD Women with ADHD A nice article has just been released in USA Today reviewing that more women with ADHD are getting diagnosed and using ADHD medications.  With a...Show More Summary

“Stop the Lying!”

ADHD & Marriage News - January 17, 2018 Quote of the Week “A study of the lies 1,000 U.S. adults told in the previous 24 hours found that people told an average of 1.65 lies per day; the authors noted that 60 percent of the participants...Show More Summary


ADHD & Marriage News - January 10, 2018 Quote of the Week “Shame derives its power from being unspeakable." - Brene Brown Shame Last week I wrote about lies and cover ups and creating a safe place to be honest.  Part of that honestyShow More Summary

Hardships of an ADHD Partner

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 01/08/2018. ADHD Voices As background - this person is trying hard to make his relationship better.  And, like many with ADHD, he is a relatively upbeat person.  He knows he has talent in some areas of his...Show More Summary

Lies Get Easier

ADHD & Marriage News - December 28, 2017 Quote of the Week “An experiment by Tali Sharot, a neuroscientist at University College London, and colleagues showed how the brain becomes inured to the stress or emotional discomfort that happens...Show More Summary

5 Reasons He Refuses to Admit He Has ADHD - And What To Do

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 12/28/2017. Start here It’s confusing and feels hurtful – your partner has many symptoms of ADHD, and you know enough to understand it’s heritable, so having 2 kids with ADHD ups the chances significantly...Show More Summary

5 Tips for Having the Happiest Holiday Ever

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 12/21/2017. Joy in Marriages with ADHD The November – January holiday season is supposed to be one of great joy and family connection.  The hard part, though, is that often that family joy comes at the expense...Show More Summary

Being Who You Are

ADHD & Marriage News - December 20, 2017 Quote of the Week “I truly believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." - Viola Davis Being Who You Are I agree with Davis – being who you are is great!  But…understand that...Show More Summary

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