Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. Miscommunications, un-kept promises, impulsive decisions, late arrivals -– these are just a few of the challenges that can arise between couples when one of them has ADHD.Society Misrepresents Marriage Society tells us we need love to be complete, but many people don’t quite know what real, healthy romantic relationships look like.When we compare our actual relationships to the ones we see projected in the media, it’s easy to feel like ours are falling short.What the movies don’t show is what happens during and after the couple’s fights, when all the making up is over.What happens when the children are waking you up at all hours of the night, dirty clothes are strewn all over the floor, and the pile of bills keeps getting bigger?
–John Gottman I was taking my usual morning walk when I spotted an elderly couple sitting on a bench, holding hands and enjoying the beautiful bay view.That image of lifelong love and affection pulled at my heartstrings; it’s the kind of scene we strive to live out in our own relationships.But a happy marriage that lasts until the end doesn’t just happen by accident. How do you end up as the couple sitting on the bench together, instead of in divorce court?Face it: you both simply focus and experience time differently (and by the way, have you ever considered that some of your traits may annoy him too? It's easy to understand how symptoms commonly associated with ADHD (hyper-focus, impulsivity, distractability, inattention and hyperactivity) can affect relationships.To complicate matters, most people with ADHD are not diagnosed until they are adults – if at all – and even fewer receive treatment.