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Author Orlov, Melissa.

Title The ADHD effect on marriage : understand and rebuild your relationship in six steps / Melissa Orlov.

Publication Info. Plantation, Fla. : Specialty Press, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  616.8589 ORLOV    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  616.8589 ORLOV    Check Shelf
Description viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Understanding ADHD in your Marriage -- The ADHD effect -- ADHD and its diagnosis: what's behind your differences -- The surprising ways ADHD symptoms affect your marriage: 12 patterns you must know -- Rebuilding your Relationship in Six Steps -- Six steps to a better relationship -- Cultivating empathy for your spouse: stories from real life and what they mean for you -- Addressing obstacle emotions: anger, fear, denial and hopelessness -- Getting treatment for you both: what effective treatment looks like in a relationship -- Improving communication: communication techniques that work when ADHD is present -- Setting boundaries and finding your own voices: using your "best self" to reinvigorate your life -- Reigniting romance and having some fun: the science and the fun stuff -- Don't try harder, try differently.
Summary 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.
Subject Attention-deficit disorder in adults.
Marriage -- Psychological aspects.
Communication in marriage.
Married people -- Psychology.
ISBN 9781886941977
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