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ADHD and Monogamy: How Many Relationships Do ADD Adults and Teens Need?Filed Under: ADHD and Relationships, ADHD Dating, ADHD and Marriage
"Can an adult or teen with ADHD be satisfied with only one relationship, when dating or married, or does they require more than just one person can possibly give?"
Yes, adults and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can remain in one monogamous relationship while dating or married. While ADHD brings an additional set of challenges into a relationship, the challenges do not need to be considered overwhelming.
All long-term relationships -- with friends or lovers -- take time, energy, understanding, and effort to grow and maintain. ADHD medication management, counseling, skill training, and education are often the pieces used to help support ADHD relationships.
Dr. Michele Novotni is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ADHD. She is the former president and CEO of the national Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), an inspiring speaker, best selling author, psychologist, coach and parent of a young adult with AD/HD. She is author of Adult AD/HD and What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't?.
Michele was the lead facilitator and lobbyist in the creation of national ADD Awareness Day (the third Wednesday in September). She was awarded the national "Make a Difference Award" by the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) in 2005 and ADDA originated The Novotni Scholarship Fund to assist college students with AD/HD in her honor.
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