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ADHD Effect on Relationships

Understand your Partner with Attention Deficit Disorder and Build a Relationship with More Love and Less Conflict

ByJane Gibson

Why is it so difficult to love someone with ADHD? Can you no longer cope with your partner’s behavior? Does attention deficit disorder strain your romantic relationship? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can cause misunderstandings, frustrations and resentments; even in close-knit romantic relationships. There are lots of couples in which one or both partners have ADHD. All of this can become a dark tunnel with no way out. If you’re in a relationship with someone who has ADHD: • You may feel tired of taking care of everything on your own and being the only responsible party in the relationship. • You may feel angry and emotionally blocked. Anger and resentment permeate many interactions with the ADHD spouse. • You may feel lonely, ignored and unappreciated. • You don't feel like you can count on your partner. You always have to organize everything to make up for his or her forgetfulness. • You feel frustrated. A non-ADHD spouse might feel as if the same issues keep coming back over and over again. • Sometimes it seems that your partner doesn't care about you. • You feel exhausted and depleted. The non-ADHD spouse carries too many responsibilities and no amount of effort seems to fix the relationship. If you’re the person with ADHD: • You may feel constantly criticized for what you do. • You may feel overwhelmed, secretly or overtly, by the constant stress caused by ADHD symptoms. • You don't feel respected as an equal when you tend to avoid your partner. • You may feel like your partner is in control of every aspect of your life. • You may feel ashamed. Sufferers of ADHD often hide a large amount of shame, sometimes compensating with bluster or retreat. • You may feel different. The brain is often racing, and people with ADHD experience the world in a way that others don't easily understand or relate to. • You find that the non-ADHD partner complains, nags and becomes increasingly resentful, while the ADHD partner feels judged and misunderstood, becomes defensive and pulls away. In the end, nobody is happy. Does this sound familiar to you? This cycle of feelings and behaviors can lead to the destruction of a great relationship. You can read this book with your spouse or when you are alone. It offers genuinely enlightening insights. The light at the end of the dark tunnel can be found!


Publication Date
Aug 18, 2022
Personal Growth
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Jane Gibson



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