The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps

The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps

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by Melissa Orlov
     
 

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An invaluable resource for couples in which one or both partners have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this authoritative book guides troubled partners towards an understanding and appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of a relationship affected by it, and to integrate ADHD into their relationship in a more positive and less disruptive way.

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An invaluable resource for couples in which one or both partners have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this authoritative book guides troubled partners towards an understanding and appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of a relationship affected by it, and to integrate ADHD into their relationship in a more positive and less disruptive way. Going beyond traditional marriage counseling which can often discount the influence of ADHD, this discussion offers advice from the author's personal experience and years of research and identifies patterns of behavior that can hurt marriages—such as nagging, intimacy problems, sudden anger, and memory issues—through the use of descriptions of actual couples and their ADHD struggles and solutions. The first third of the book is dedicated to helping couples identify how ADHD impacts their relationship. The last two-thirds provides a specific set of steps couples can move through to overcome their hurt and anger, once again develop loving ways to interact with each other, and find the joy they’ve lost in their struggles. This book encourages both spouses to become active partners in improving their relationship and healing the fissures that ADHD can cause. Also included are worksheets and various methods for difficult conversations so that couples can find a technique that fits their unique relationship and improve their communication skills.

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Editorial Reviews

Dr. Edward M. Hallowell
On-target, practical, and helpful. [The] straightforward, empathetic prose strikes just the right balance between explaining why things happen and what couples should do in response.
Nancy Ratey
This book is long overdue and much needed!
Rebecca Shafir MACCC
Refreshingly to-the-point, do-able, and compassionate.
Dr. Edward Hallowell
On-target, practical, and helpful. [The] straightforward, empathetic prose strikes just the right balance between explaining why things happen and what couples should do in response.--(Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, founder, Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health)
Rebecca Sharif
Refreshingly to-the-point, do-able, and compassionate.--(Rebecca Shafir MACCC, author, The Zen of Listening)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886941847
Publisher:
Specialty Press/A.D.D. Warehouse
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
75,575
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

Kevin Murphy
An incredibly valuable service to those struggling in a marriage with ADHD.--(Kevin Murphy, PhD, coauthor, ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says )
Ari Tuckman
A beacon of light and hope, offering strategies that help couples feel happier and more satisfied.--(Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, author, More Attention, Less Deficit )
Sari Solden
Orlov�s book provides what many leave out�empathy for both partners.--(Sari Solden, MS, LMFT, author, Journeys Through ADDulthood)
Kelly
Readers will find a wealth of information and support as well as practical tips, exercises, and stories.--(Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, coauthors, You Mean I�m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!)

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