Optimism and the ADHD Partner

Some partners think those with ADHD aren't taking their personal or joint marital woes seriously enough. But there may be other things going on.

If Only I Had Known About ADHD Before!

Moving beyond regret means moving yourself into a different future. Happily, for adults with ADHD and their partners, there is now good information that can help them do so.

9 Rules for Recovering from Relationship Mistakes

These 9 ideas are critical to returning to a healthy relationship with your partner.

Are 'ADHD' and 'Mistakes' Synonymous?

The symptoms of ADHD lead to many mistakes for those who have it. But the problem isn't the mistakes, it's how one views them.

Adult ADHD Impacts Kids, Too

Teens are old enough to have open conversations about what ADHD is (and is not) and how the symptoms show up in other family members.

To Be More Intimate with Your Partner, Know Yourself First

Too many couples focus on sex and affection, ignoring other important skills that will ultimately best protect their ability to stay intimate over the long-term. What are those skills?

Emotionality - A 'Core Characteristic' of ADHD?

Use these specific strategies to manage the emotional responses that come with ADHD.

Tired of Being 'Stuck' in Your Relationship?

There is an art to creating and embracing change so you can reinvigorate your relationship.

4 Great Ways to Use a Snow Day...Sort Of

How do you respond to adversity? Reflecting upon your answer can lead to improvements in your life and in your relationship.

Taking the Risk to Love Over the Long-Term

What do you do with the information that your partner is capable of betrayal? Or that he or she has trouble holding a job? Love over the long haul takes open eyes and a certain amount of fearlessness.

When Do You Tell a Potential Love Interest About ADHD?

Adult ADHD may be the world's worst kept secret...but some times to talk about it with a potential mate are better than others.

What Role, Obligation?

An obligation to stay together can lead couples to accept - and reinforce - a negative or dysfunctional relationship. Instead of "waiting it out," seek help.

Overcoming Relationship Inertia

Here's a conundrum with getting an ADHD evaluation: Often the partner who suspects he or she has ADHD has the classic symptoms -- including procrastination. This inhibits his ability to follow through and set the appointment needed to get treatment for...procrastination! Meanwhile, the other partner waits and waits while the relationship continues to struggle...

He Never Plans a Date!

Should women take over all responsibility for planning dates when a partner's ADHD gets in the way?

Influence With a Light Touch

A Badge, a Bible...and an Over-Valued Idea

By Dale Hartley Ph.D., MBA
Why did a state trooper refuse to stop preaching to motorists?

8 Secret Ways We Influence Others With Our Body Language

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Sighs and shrugs are more powerful than they may seem.

5 Ways to Grow Your Charisma

By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
Exude confidence, yes, but never forget how much other people matter.

The Secret to a Billion Dollar Success Story

By Craig Dowden Ph.D.
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on the power of vulnerability

Are You or Your Boss a Benevolent Tyrant?

By Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA
How to build relationship sanity in the workplace

Why Management Rapport Leads to Employee Productivity

By Victor Lipman
Many managers view their role as building control, not rapport.

The Three Rules for Healthy Money

By Sarah C. Newcomb Ph.D.
What we can learn from the intersection of psychology and economics

Are You a Lime or Are You a Cucumber?

By Talya Miron-Shatz Ph.D.
Health habits can be fun - one cucumber at a time.

The Tension Hidden in ADHD-Impacted Relationships

The symptoms of ADHD result in behaviors that may strike at the heart of healthy relationships. Couples who understand the tension between symptoms and expectations will be more equipped to unravel the problems between them.

The 5 Ways Not to Talk to Your Partner

Struggling partners can get so caught up on the importance of communicating their most heartfelt feelings that they forget that good communication is both about what you say and how (and when) you say it.

A First Step to Becoming Partners Again

As adults with ADHD struggle to stay organized and complete tasks, their non-ADHD partners tend to overcompensate and take on too much. This leads to an unhealthy imbalance of power between partners and typically destroys intimacy. Fixing the issue takes time, but a first step can be to better coordinate chores. Here's how to do it when ADHD is present.

ADHD Relationships: When Helping Out Hurts Your Partnership

Do you worry that your ADHD partner seems more like another child than a partner? Or do you feel as if your partner is constantly nagging or reminding you to get things done? You may be suffering from a common power imbalance in ADHD-impacted relationships—'parent/child dynamics.'

ADHD Adults: "What It Feels Like to Have ADHD"

Those without it tend to underestimate the overwhelming nature of the experience of having ADHD. These first person accounts provide eye-opening insight.

50 Ways not to Leave Your ADHD Lover

Paul Simon may sing about ways to leave your lover, but what about ways to stay with him or her? Here are 50 immediately usable tactics that help couples impacted by ADHD strengthen their relationship.

ADHD Doesn't Cause Divorce, Denial Does

It's easy to blame adult ADHD for the higher rates of dysfunction and divorce couples with one or more ADHD partners experience. But ADHD is very treatable. Lack of diagnosis and denial are the real culprits.

Simple Advice That Will Change Your Relationship Forever

Being 'someone you like' comes with some very real advantages, particularly if you are trying to repair a struggling relationship.

Relationship Basics 101

Flipping off your spouse or screaming and yelling are not what loving relationships are supposed to be about. These relationship basics remind couples where they need to focus to get back on track.

What They Love About Their ADHD Spouses

Spouses tell what they love about their ADHD partners, highlighting some important positive ADHD traits. Remembering the good while highlighting the effectiveness of ADHD treatment can give struggling couples something to strive for.

When Work Interferes with Love

It can be lonely when your partner is engulfed in work and has little time for you. These strategies can help you remain happy, healthy and (with a bit of effort from your partner) connected.

ADHD Man's Dilemma: Is Something Wrong with My Wife?

Tired of feeling as if your partner isn't tuned in to your emotional needs? It may be easy to overcome this issue once you better understand an ADHD characteristic that could be impacting you both.

6 Big Relationship Busters — Are You Doing Them?

Without realizing it partners can easily fall into behaviors that undermine the health of their relationship. Ask yourself: am I engaging in any of these six relationship busters?

Pressing the ADHD 'Reset' Button

Some ways are better than others when it comes to improving focus and managing the everyday overwhelm of their ADHD. Here's one strategy - creating a "recalibration" routine.

Everybody Has ADHD! No, They Don't

People who have ADHD are confronted by media articles or other people who think that ADHD is just an excuse - a case of having too much to do "just like everyone else," or being lazy in a busy world. Research shows those naysayers are dead wrong.

Adult ADHD and the Sexless Marriage

Couples in ADHD-impacted relationships need not suffer in sexless marriages.

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