Dating and ADHD: Disclosing your diagnosis

Dating and ADHDHow do I tell my partner I have ADHD? When do I tell them? Should I even bother telling the person I’m dating?

Dating is already complicated enough, and to confuse things even more, having ADHD can often lead to some serious questions like the ones above.

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ADHD and Relationships: Tackling the To-Do List as Couple

imageWhen ADHD is present in a relationship – whether that means one partner has ADHD or you both do – tackling the daily to-do list can be a challenge.

Many different dynamics can come into play here. For example, a non-ADHD partner might end up feeling like they’re tackling the brunt of the work, and they might start feeling resentful of this. On the other hand, the ADHD partner might not even realize what they’re doing right or wrong, or they might be feeling frustrated themselves that they can never seem to get it right.

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I think my partner has ADHD now what?

image If you think your partner has ADHD, it can be daunting thinking about the ‘now what?’. Is it worth mentioning? Will they think I’m attacking or nagging them? Will it make a difference in our relationship – good or bad?

Either way, if you think your partner has ADHD – here are some thoughts and tips to keep in mind:

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6 Signs ADHD might be Impacting your Relationship

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If you’re having problems in your marriage or relationship (and you’re reading this specific blog), you might be wondering if some of the issues you’ve been having are related to ADHD. Whether you’re the one with an ADHD diagnosis, your partner has one, or both of you do, there are definitely telltale signs to look out for that you should be aware of...

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ADHD and Marriage: Strengthening your Relationship

When it comes to ADHD and relationships, when one partner has an ADHD diagnosis and the other does not, there may be issues getting in the way of moving forward in a healthy way. For example, the non-ADHD partner may feel frustrated by the ADHD partner’s difficulties completing chores. They may resort to nagging or blaming in an attempt to push their partner into getting something done. The problem with this, though, is that it often causes defensiveness in the ADHD partner and resentment in the non-ADHD partner. Not a great situation...

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