“‘My Partner Has ADHD?!’ 5 Strategies for Living Happily After a Diagnosis” [Video Replay & Podcast #274]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#274), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on November 5, 2019.
Is ADHD affecting your marriage? Many adults are receiving ADHD diagnoses later in life, so it is often shocking for couples to discover that attention deficit disorder has been a major influence on their relationship journey all along. A diagnosis can explain, finally, all those struggles over household chores, arguments at the kitchen table, and daily misunderstandings over small things. It can foster better understanding of the idiosyncrasies you thought were a normal part of your relationship, and help chart a way forward.
As you learn about all the ways that ADHD affects your partner, you can develop strategies to make peace with the diagnosis and each other — like communicating more clearly, moving toward relationship goals, and realizing that your partner is more than a diagnosis or a set of symptoms.
- Which strategies have the most immediate impact on your relationship
- Why there’s so much frustration and anger, and how to tame it
- The role that ADHD treatment does — and does not — play in your relationship success
- How to set measurable, realistic goals to achieve progress
- The most important change each of you can make to feel — and act — like partners again
- Communication strategies that work relationship wonders
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Meet the Expert Speaker
Melissa Orlov is the founder of ADHDmarriage.com, and author of two award-winning books on the impact of ADHD in relationships, The ADHD Effect on Marriage (2010) and The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD (2014). She is considered one of the foremost authorities on the topic of how ADHD impacts adult relationships. A marriage consultant, Orlov helps ADHD-affected couples from around the world rebalance their relationships and learn to thrive through her seminars, consulting, and books. She also teaches marriage counselors and other professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples affected by ADHD. Ms. Orlov is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College. | See expert’s full bio »
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