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Better Together

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - November 30, 2016 Quote of the Week “Life is better when we’re together…”   -Jack Johnson Better Together It’s no secret that my husband and I struggled greatly for many years.  And yet the other day I found...Show More Summary

FREE Help and Support for ADD / ADHD

If you listened to my Webinar "How to Find the Right Help and Support for ADD/ ADHD" you heard me mention Simbi. On Simbi, you can exchange services with other members or offer to...

Willpower In 30 Second Bursts

In the years since I was diagnosed I've noticed 2 things that undermine my resolve and success. One is when a new ADHD-Friendly tool, strategy, or practice that I take on doesn't actually work for me. The other that sabotages my ability to make permanent changes and stick with new habits is when a tool, strategy, or practice does work for me. Show More Summary

Thank You for Your Support!

I've been trying to come up with an inspirational article to send out for Thanksgiving. After stressing out a bit and making things more complicated than they have to be, I decided to go with...

Are You Having an Emotional Affair? Is Your Partner Having an Emotional Affair??

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 11/18/2016. ADHD Marriage: Melissa's Favorite Posts Negotiation and Setting Boundaries Couples impacted by ADHD often must deal with the question of emotional affairs. This post will help you explore emotional...Show More Summary

ADHD & Our 23 Strengths

There are a lot of hot button issues around ADHD. Not just around medication, or the cost of getting a proper diagnosis, or the ongoing stigma and dismissal, that ‘ADHD isn’t real.’ In particular there is the contentious claim that,Show More Summary

Shame Takes Control

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - November 16, 2016 Quote of the Week “We’re invariably afraid to talk about shame, and (here’s the kicker) the less we talk about (shame), the more control it has over our lives….shame sets off the parasympathetic...Show More Summary

Sleep Issues? Bedtime Wars? ADHD-Impacted Couples CAN Reconnect at Night

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 11/16/2016. ADHD Marriage: Communication Tips with ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD People with ADHD commonly have significant sleep issues, and couples impacted by ADHD often have radically different...Show More Summary

I’m Overwhelmed, But Game To Play

Even now, a decade and a half after learning what was up with me, my ADHD can be a challenge. Daily. Sometimes hourly. It never stops completely. It’s never ‘cured.’ Is it the same for you? Simply reading that statement might have sucked a bit more energy out of you. Show More Summary

Dirty Hands

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - November 9, 2016 Quote of the Week “Never throw mud: you can miss the target, but your hands will remain dirty.” - Dorothy Parker Dirty Hands By the time many couples find me they are superb mud slingers. ...Show More Summary

Enjoying the Present Moment

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - November 3, 2016 Quote of the Week “There would seem to be nothing more obvious,   more tangible and palpable than the present moment. And yet it eludes us completely. All the sadness of life lies in that...Show More Summary

Does your mind jump around, stay on task or get stuck?

During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do list, or get stuck in a negative loop. Psychology has traditionally defined all these thought patterns as variations of "mind-wandering."

Making My House ADHD-Friendly

I want to talk about owning it. Owning it and taking charge of it and doing with it whatever you wish. I'm not talking about “owning your ADHD.” Because sometimes especially in the early days, or when I have bad days, it owns me. I'm talking about owning our stuff and taking our stuff and messing with it. Show More Summary

Pooh Love

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - October 18, 2016 Quote of the Week “Some people care too much.  I think it’s called love.” - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Pooh Love Is there such a thing as caring to much?  I think the answer is ‘yes...’ ...Show More Summary

You live in the Real World

It's ADHD Awareness Month and some of the ADHD Advocacy organizations are pushing people to "come out of the closet" when it comes to having ADHD. I think some of the leaders in the ADHD...

Support Groups for Adults Impacted by ADHD Starting This Week

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 10/17/2016. Tools for adults with ADHD and for partners of adults with ADHD are important for managing the issues that come up in relationships impacted by ADHD.  A very useful tool for this can be support groups, and I'm happy to announce that we are sponsoring some of these. Show More Summary

How Do You Get Things Done?

2 months agoMental Health / ADHD : ADD Moms

Today is October 11, 2016. I have things on my to do list today from January 1, 2016. OK. Maybe that’s an exaggeration. Or maybe it’s not. See, my youngest daughter got engaged on New Years Eve 2015/16. That’s my excuse. I was the mother of the bride. I had to help plan a wedding […]

“ADHD? That’s Just An Excuse…”

Is it just me, or are more and more people confusing their beliefs with facts. Perhaps people have always mistaken their opinions for the truth. I don’t know. What I do know, for sure, is the universal challenge you face after getting an ADHD diagnosis is whether or not you should tell anyone about it. Show More Summary

Like a Dog

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - October 11, 2016 Quote of the Week Q:  “But why should I praise him like he’s a golden retriever for things he should be doing in the first place?” A:  It is not about bolstering a mate’s ego but about establishing...Show More Summary

Tune Out?

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - October 6, 2016 Quote of the Week “My very savvy mother-in-law (gave me) advice on my wedding day.  “In every good marriage,” she counseled, “it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.”  I have followed that...Show More Summary

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