Synopses & Reviews
More and more often, adults are realizing that the reason they are struggling so much in their relationship is that they are impacted by previously undiagnosed adult ADHD. The Couples Guide to Thriving with ADHD gives concrete answers and strategies to those suffering from adult ADHD that couples can immediately use to improve their relationships. This book addresses questions from both ADHD and non-ADHD partners and provides straightforward advice arranged in a way that makes it easy to find the specific answers couples seek. It covers topics that include diagnosing adult ADHD, how to begin bringing about changes, communication techniques, dealing with anger and frustration, and rebuilding intimacy in a relationship. Part reference manual and part cheerleader, this is the go-to book for couples struggling with ADHD who want to actively work to improve their relationships.
“A brilliant compilation of what you 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, coauthor, Driven to Distraction, on The ADHD Effect on Marriage
More and more often, adults are realizing that the reason they are struggling so much in their relationship is that they are impacted by previously undiagnosed adult ADHD. Learning how to interact around ADHD symptoms is often the difference between joy together and chronic anger and frustration. So The Couples Guide to Thriving with ADHD lays out the most important strategies couples can use - right now - to rebuild trust, fight less, disagree more productively, get the attention they deserve, and rebuild intimacy in their relationship. These are strategies honed over years of working specifically with couples impacted by ADHD, and demonstrated to change lives for the better. ‘Thrive is the go-to book for couples struggling with ADHD who want to actively work to improve their relationship.
About the Author
Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant who helps ADHD-affected couples and also teaches marriage counselors and other professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples impacted by ADHD. She is the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage and Married to Distraction, writes for ADDitude Magazine, and blogs for Psychology Today and at www.adhdmarriage.com. She speaks internationally on the topic of how adult ADHD impacts relationships, and has been interviewed on the topic of ADHD and marriage by numerous outlets, including CBS, CNN, the New York Times, Today, US News and World Report, and Womens Health. She lives in Wayland, Massachusetts. Nancie Kohlenberger, LMFT, is a psychotherapist and an ADHD adult relationship coach. She lives in Newport Beach, California.