As an ADHD partner, you may feel:
- Inattentive to your partner’s need
- May appear “insensitive” and “irresponsible”
- Feels nagged and constantly criticized
- Have a hard time expressing one’s self
As the non-ADHD partner, you may feel:
- Unloved and ignored
- The burden of having to do all the chores
- Confused and resentful about your ADHD partner’s sudden shift of attention
- Worn-out over time
How Does ADHD Affect Relationships?
Relationships with ADHD can often be characterised by sudden and inappropriate outbursts of extreme emotions. Symptoms of ADHD can cause strain in your relationships. Some can turn into a parent-child relationship. Repeating cycles of these can have a great impact and may increase conflict on your relationships and marriages.
In ADHD relationships, it is important to be compassionate, patient and to work together as a team. Instead of giving up to ADHD, embrace a positive change. Reinvent and strengthen your relationship and see the brighter side of the picture. Recognize your partner’s strengths instead of focusing on faults.
How We Can Help You and Your ADHD Partner
Break free from suffering from an ADHD-challenged relationship. At The ADHD Centre, we offer a combination of the latest evidence-based medications, support, education, coaching and holistic therapy to help couples in managing ADHD symptoms that can affect relationships. There are various activities for both the ADHD and non-ADHD partners to help cope with the challenges you are facing.
We have been helping ADHD couples since 2009. Here at The ADHD Centre, we provide Couples Counselling for couples all throughout the UK. We work hand in hand with couples and direct their relationship to focus more on areas that need strengthening and equip them with the necessary real life skills to face their relationship problems head on. The ADHD Centre believes that an effective Couples Therapy service should highly alleviate the negativity brought about by the presence of ADHD in your relationships.
Call us, book an appointment today or visit one of our ADHD/ADD clinic near you.