Do you think you might have ADHD? Does your child, sibling, or parent have it? Maybe some of the information here has you wondering, “Could it be…?” Maybe it’s time to find out.
ADHD takes its toll on both your personal and professional life. Extreme
procrastination, trouble meeting deadlines, and impulsive behaviour can
leave you feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Likely adding to your
frustration is the fact that your colleagues, friends, and family don’t
really understand what you’re dealing with.
On the bright side, learning new skills and strategies to manage ADHD symptoms and improve your daily habits is possible—it just takes some practice and patience. In the end, they can help you work more efficiently, stay organized, and improve your sense of self-worth and foster better relationships.
Open communication, understanding, and accountability are critical for
maintaining relationships when one (or both) partners have ADHD. It is
important for both partners to learn as much as they can about ADHD and
One of the first steps in repairing or avoiding problems in your relationship is to put yourself in your partner’s shoes, which is especially important if only one of you has ADHD.
After truly listening to the other’s point of view (without interrupting) and making sure both of you have educated yourselves on ADHD and its symptoms, try implementing some of the following strategies.