The ADHD Effect on Marriage
The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild your Relationship in Six Steps by Melissa Orlov ($19.95)
An invaluable resource for couples in which one of the partners suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this authoritative book guides troubled marriages towards an understanding and appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of a relationship affected by it, and to look at the disorder 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 vignettes and descriptions of actual couples and their ADHD struggles and solutions. This resource 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.
"The ADHD Effect is a brilliant compilation of what yo can do if you are in a marriage where one or both of you have ADHD. It is a life-saver of a book that can change lives for the better and dramatically so."
Dr. Edward Hallowell, co-author of Driven to Distraction
"Why wait until your therapist tells you to buy this book? Buy it now and save yourselves a lot of pain and money. This book will help you to make your ADHD marriage work better so you can both have a happy, healthy lifetime of love."
Jonathan Scott Halverstadt, LMFT, author of ADD & Romance
"We adore this book! It's a comprehensive guide to dealing with the impact of ADHD on your marriage without making either partner wrong. Readers will find a wealth of information and support as well as practical tips, exercises, and stories. Our hats off to Melissa Orlov for writing this much-needed book."
Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, co-authors of You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!