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posted: Thursday February 24th - 7:00pm

Not Sure If Your Partner Has ADHD?

For the many times we've heard phrases like, "I think my husband has ADD," and questions like, "Does my girlfriend have ADHD?" comes this video which reveals the common signs a lover has ADD/ADHD.

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Suspect your romantic partner has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)? If you have kids together and one or more of your children has attention deficit, there's a good chance that either you or your partner has the condition. Discover more common indicators a romantic partner in a relationship has ADD/ADHD in this video from Melissa Orlov, co-author of Married to Distraction and author of The...
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posted: Tuesday February 22nd - 11:00am

Talking About Adult ADHD

Whether you've been newly diagnosed with ADHD or are a seasoned ADHDer beginning a new job or relationship, deciding to disclose your condition or not can be tricky.

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If you have adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), should you tell people about it? If so, who, why, and how? ADDitude's Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., M.B.A., the author of More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults With ADHD and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians answers these questions and more in the ADD/ADHD video below. ...
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posted: Thursday February 17th - 5:30pm

ADHD Couple Constantly Fights Over Clutter

"My husband and I fight constantly about what to get rid of and what to keep. Any suggestions?"

ADHD expert Sandy Maynard helps your ADHD child learn basic skills
Is hoarding a problem in your home? Is clutter beginning to affect your relationship? Sentimental attachment to items that never get used is a big problem for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Throughout the years as an ADD/ADHD coach, I have helped clients find solutions. If you feel you need to hold onto an old high school football jacket or other...
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posted: Tuesday February 15th - 1:30pm

Adult ADHD Relationship Coaching Video

Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and their romantic partners can learn how to communicate their different needs -- without fighting.

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Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and their partners will benefit from this video from Melissa Orlov, co-author of Married to Distraction and author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, on sharing responsibility -- without letting one partner's challenges and inconsistencies or another partner's nagging and frustration cause relationship problems. ...
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posted: Thursday February 10th - 1:00pm

My Family Thinks ADHD and LD Are a Joke

"I'm a 32-year-old teacher who still lives at home, and I have been diagnosed with ADHD and have other learning disabilities, including dyscalculia (trouble with numbers)," one reader tells us. "Lately, I've been feeling like the family joke. Just yesterday, when I asked my mom if she could pay me back the money I lent her over Christmas -- I transposed numbers in my check register (yeah, dyscalculia) and was short of money -- she started laughing. Am I being oversensitive? Is there anything I can do to change these family dynamics?"

Family counseling could be helpful in situations where certain members of the family do not understand and choose to make fun of other members of the family with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), learning disabilities (LD), or other different abilities. In functional families, everyone generally supports and encourages each other. Perhaps your family doesn’t understand the brain-based challenges you are struggling with. Information about your...
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posted: Tuesday February 8th - 12:00pm

Interrupt Others in Conversation?

Can't wait to share your ideas -- at the expense of cutting others off mid-sentence? Here are four ways to express your thoughts -- without offending your conversation partner.

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For all those adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) -- and those without -- who struggle to hold onto their ideas until there is an appropriate break in the conversation, ADDitude's Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., M.B.A., the author of More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults With ADHD and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians, offers four strategies...
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posted: Thursday February 3rd - 12:00pm

Worried Your Boss Doesn't Like You?

"My boss loses his temper a lot," one ADD adult tells us. "He gets angry with everyone, not just me, but his outbursts cause me to lose focus. And I can’t help but think that I am causing him to lash out. I have ADD/ADHD and am insecure. What should I do?"

ADHD expert Sandy Maynard helps your ADHD child learn basic skills
If your boss is yelling, name-calling, or being physically aggressive, set up a meeting with human resources to talk about his behaviors. Be specific: Say, "He yelled, began waving his arms, and threw the report on the floor." Don’t be judgmental or vague and say, "He acted like a loose cannon." If a coworker witnessed the outburst, bring her with you to corroborate your complaint. Thinking...
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