Adhd and dating relationships
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can dramatically affect a relationship.
Research has shown that a person with ADHD may be almost twice as likely to get divorced, and relationships with one or two people with the disorder often become dysfunctional.
Still, to Orlov his actions — in reality the symptoms — spoke louder than words.
Another common challenge is what Orlov terms “symptom-response-response.” ADHD symptoms alone don’t cause trouble.
(Because ADHD partners get easily distracted, they might spend hours on an activity like the computer, and before you know it, you’re fast asleep.)6. When untreated, ADHD might affect all areas of a person’s life, and it’s hard to separate the symptoms from the person you love, Orlov said.Over time, they take on the role of parent, and the ADHD partner becomes the child.While the ADHD partner may be willing to help out, symptoms, such as forgetfulness and distractibility, get in the way.1. Knowing how ADHD manifests in adults helps you know what to expect.With good intentions, the non-ADHD partner starts taking care of more things to make the relationship easier.And not surprisingly, the more responsibilities the partner has, the more stressed and overwhelmed — and resentful — they become.