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Are you married to or dating someone with ADHD, or have ADHD yourself? 

Managing ADHD in a relationship can be a struggle because ADHD affects the ability to regulate our emotions and reactions. If the symptoms of ADHD are not recognized, treated and accepted, they can create tension between partners.

Couples in an ADHD relationship often:

  • Feel like their relationship is stuck.
  • Worry if their partner loves them.
  • Need a better method to manage conflict and find a way to compromise.

We believe that connection is the opposite of contention and help couples with ADHD relationship issues to:


  1. Employ empathy & understanding. Recognize when ADHD tendencies are to blame if you feel like your partner isn’t listening.
  2. Learn to pause. Instead of losing your patience and creating inner turmoil, you can achieve calm.
  3. Manage conflict. Develop productive communication methods to address problems and find a compromise. 
  4. Recalibrate relationship roles. Stop trying to manage your partner and reclaim a romantic partnership.
  5. Create a loving, lasting bond. Learn to love one another well and meet each other’s needs.

We find that the Gottman Method’s underlying principle of seeing past flaws and having a loving, understanding attitude helps couples to de-escalate tension, and create a strong bond and commitment. 

This can be especially helpful for couples who face issues in their relationship caused by ADHD.

We help couples just like you build stronger, happier relationships.  

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ADHD and Relationships

Navigating ADHD in a relationship can be difficult. 

Misunderstandings, hurt feelings and resentment may arise when one or both partners has ADHD. Divorce is unfortunately common for those with ADHD relationship issues.  

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

 Couples Counseling for ADHD Relationships can help you address some of these common issues:

  • One partner may feel that they are unimportant when the other simply experiences “out of sight, out of mind.”
  • A partner with ADHD may get bored easily OR may inadvertently cause conflict when they need stimulation and become impulsive. 
  • A partner with ADHD may be more prone to zoning out, forgetting important dates, or forgetting tasks that their partner asked them to complete.
  • One partner is feeling impatient or frustrated.
  • One partner continuously nags, micromanages or “parents” the other one partner. 
  • One partner feels angry and resentful of the other partner, or worries their  partner resents them.
  • One partner feels that the other is insensitive.
  • Difficulty with communication between partners.

ADHD can affect marriages or romantic relationships, but couples counseling at CHMHST can help. 

We use a holistic approach to couples counseling, utilizing meditation, mindfulness, and psychotherapy techniques that are uniquely designed to help you move beyond the conflicts sinking your relationship.

With a compassionate understanding of ADHD, David helps couples improve their relationship by breaking down communication barriers, working to manage distractions, and opening the door to mutual love, trust and respect.


If your relationship is struggling in part due to ADHD, reaching out to a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at CHMHST can help. We specialize in repairing broken relationships that have been affected by an Adult ADHD diagnosis.

Reach out today to bring health and vitality back to your relationship.

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