10 Ways to Save Your Relationship

All you need is love, right? Wrong. If you or your partner has ADHD, follow these rules to foster communication, build trust, and reciprocate support.

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Use Laughter Therapy

Learn to laugh at yourself (not at your partner) and to take your problems a little more lightheartedly. ADD/ADHD causes us to do and say some pretty unusual things sometimes.

Rather than be wounded or angered by unintended words and actions, see them for what they are: the symptoms of a condition you’re trying to manage. A good laugh allows you to move forward in the relationship. I know how difficult this can be. It is easy to be defensive because we have had to explain our behavior for years -- when we acted impulsively or glossed over details due to lack of focus. Drop the defensiveness, then let go and move forward.

Next: ADD Relationship Tool 4: Why "Forgiving and Forgetting" Really Works

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TAGS: ADHD and Relationships, ADHD and Marriage, ADHD Dating, ADHD Communication Skills, ADHD Therapy

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