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Marriages where one or both members of the couple have ADHD can be plagued by misunderstandings, anger and frustration. These problems often arise from the misinterpretation of undiagnosed ADHD symptoms or, if the ADHD has been diagnosed, from both partners being unsure of what to do about it. The good news is that by understanding the role that ADHD plays in your relationship – by correctly interpreting what is happening to you and learning ways to make the interactions more positive – couples can not only improve their marriages, but thrive.

Dr. Hallowell offers a number of ways to learn how to thrive in relationships affected by ADHD. First, all of the Hallowell Centers offer counseling for couples interested in taming the ADHD interactions and misunderstandings in their relationship. Counseling may include treatment of ADHD, depression, anxiety and other issues, as well as therapy centered on developing strategies for improving the interactions between partners.

Dr. Hallowell and his wife Sue co-authored “Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage”, which deals with how to keep distraction from hurting your marriage. Dr. Hallowell and Melissa Orlov also write a blog and manage a forum on how ADHD affects marriage, which can be found at www.adhdmarriage.com

Dr. Hallowell and Sue share their insight, tips and advice in this heartwarming conversation about his own ADHD and their marriage. Sue doesn’t hold back and gives listeners a clear picture of what it’s like to be the only one in their house without ADHD. Listen to the entire program at Distraction Podcast 29 and watch behind the scenes on Youtube.

Click to watch Dr. Hallowell and his wife Sue discuss how ADHD affects marriage on the Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Hallowell also recommends reading The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps and enrolling in the ADHD Effect In-Depth Couples’ Seminar – This highly acclaimed, eight-session phone seminar has helped many couples turn their relationships around. 

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ADHD and Marriage Blog   Tips on Learning to Thrive in Your Relationship from Melissa Orlov and Dr. Hallowell


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