All relationships present challenges at some point in time. Kelly identifies four major areas of difficulty. Any of these can get between you and your partner—but once you're aware of the challenges, you can begin to address them. Do any or all of these issues sound familiar?
ADHD and Relationships
ADHD and Relationship Difficulties
Building and maintaining a strong relationship is a challenge for anyone. However, having ADHD can pose different sets of challenges. This neurodevelopmental disorder can make partners think of them as Sadly, due to such difficulties, sometimes even the most loving partnership can falter. Understanding the effects of adult ADHD on relationships can help prevent broken relationships.
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Individuals with ADHD exhibit behavior that is often seen as impulsive, disorganized, aggressive, overly sensitive, intense, emotional, or disruptive. Those with ADHD have a decreased ability to self-regulate their actions and reactions toward others. This can cause relationships to be overly tense and fragile. The topics in this section address some of the particular relationship issues faced by individuals with ADHD and others in their lives. Individuals with ADHD often experience social difficulties, social rejection, and interpersonal relationship problems as a result of their inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Such negative interpersonal outcomes cause emotional pain and suffering. They also appear to contribute to the development of co-morbid mood and anxiety disorders. It is not difficult to understand the reasons why individuals with ADHD often struggle in social situations.
You can barely talk to each other about problems affecting the relationship. When you do, you rarely agree. ADHD can be a contributing factor in a wide range of relationship problems. If your partner has ADD, you may feel ignored and lonely.