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Monday, September 01, 2008

Understanding the Roller Coaster of AD/HD

Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?If you know very little about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) or even nothing at all about it but are in a long-term relationship that's hitting too many road bumps, this post is for you.

Mental-health professionals have been doing married couples and long-term romantic partners a huge disservice for years by not mentioning the possibility that some of the hurtful behaviors in these relationships can be symptoms of AD/HD. And if a therapist brought up this issue to you and your partner, wouldn't you then feel relieved because you had something to work on together to make things better? In all fairness, though, not that many therapists knew, until recently, that adults could have AD/HD, so with all good intentions and without meaning to, they sometimes sent couples in which there was AD/HD down the path to hell—because it was the wrong path.

If this sounds like your life, get yourself over to this web site and read about an essential book: Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? I've been married for 15 years to a sweetheart of a man whom I've known for 7 years has AD/HD, and Is It You is still helpful to me.

You'll also want to check out author Gina Pera's blogs, here and here. And then buy the book and start understanding your life.

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