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Updated in 2020! Invaluable resource for couples in which one or both partners have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this authoritative book guides troubled partners towards an understanding and appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of a relationship affected by it, and to integrate ADHD into their relationship in a more positive and less disruptive way.  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 descriptions of actual couples and their ADHD struggles and solutions.  The first third of the book is dedicated to helping couples identify how ADHD impacts their relationship.  The last two-thirds provides a specific set of steps couples can move through to overcome their hurt and anger, once again develop loving ways to interact with each other, and find the joy they’ve lost in their struggles.  This book encourages both spouses to become active partners in improving their relationship.  

The ADHD Effect is 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..." --Dr. Edward Hallowell, co-author of Driven to Distraction 

"We adore this book!  It's a comprehensive guide to dealing with the impact of ADHD on your marriage without making either partner wrong..." --Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, authors of You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!