ADHD and Relationships, Marriage, and the Unique Challenges
If you and/or your partner have ADHD or think you may, this episode of the Thriving Relationships Show is made for you and is going to be so, so helpful and powerful!
I had the great honor and delight of interviewing Melissa Orlov, one of the foremost authorities on the topic of how ADHD impacts adult relationships.
In this episode, we cover:
✨ How 80-90% of adults with ADHD don’t realize they have it
✨ Learn the most common symptoms of ADHD — beyond the hyperactivity most people think of.
✨ Common patterns couples fall into when one partner has ADHD
✨ What the non-ADHD partner does that causes more pain and exacerbates the challenges
✨ How you can be very successful with ADHD and how it is viewed
✨ Why, in 60 % of relationships when ADHD is present, it contributes to challenges in the relationship
✨ What to do if ADHD is resulting is a parent/child dynamic in your relationship
✨ How Gottman’s Trust Equation plays an important role in the ADHD shame cycle
✨ Why boundaries are a challenge and the importance of aligning our choices and actions to our deeply held values
✨ Negotiating the big issues in your relationship and the role anger plays
✨ If you recognize signs of ADHD in your partner, learn how to lovingly and effectively talk with them about a possible diagnosis
And so much more!
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❤️ HELPFUL LINKS ❤️
Center for Thriving Relationships: https://centerforthrivingrelationships.com/
FREE Communication Guide: https://centerforthrivingrelationships.com/guide/
Become a Certified Relationship Coach: https://centerforthrivingrelationships.com/relationship-coach-certification/
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Melissa Orlov’s amazing blog and website: https://www.adhdmarriage.com/
❤️ Guest, Melissa Orlov, Bio ❤️
She is the author of two award-winning books on the impact of ADHD in relationships and has helped ADHD-affected couples from around the world rebalance their relationships and learn to thrive. She also teaches marriage counselors, coaches, and other professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples who are specifically impacted by ADHD. She has been featured far too many places to name, including the New York Times, CNN, Today, and US News and World Report. She also runs a beloved blog on her website at ADHDmarriage.com.