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Can My ADHD Affect My Relationships?

In society, ADHD is often mentioned or discussed, but how many of us know what ADHD is?


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a mental disorder that affects people of all ages and populations. ADHD is often believed to be the result of a mixture of genetic and environmental factors. Some of the symptoms of ADHD include:


  • Difficulty focusing

  • Impulsive behavior

  • Hyperactivity



These symptoms, along with others, that people with ADHD may have can negatively impact their relationships. Due to the fact that people with ADHD have difficulty focusing, they may not be able to concentrate on what their partner is saying and may miss important nonverbal cues. These can include facial expressions and body language. Those with ADHD may also find that they get into arguments or leave their partner upset often because they have difficulty controlling their impulses. This impulse behavior may also lead to cheating or overspending money, which can create hardships in a relationship.


This is not to say that people who have ADHD can not develop and maintain healthy and strong relationships. Behavior therapy can help people with ADHD have healthy and successful lives. This therapy can help a person with ADHD learn how to manage their symptoms and build strong, lasting relationships.



If you suffer from ADHD or want to learn how to support someone with ADHD, join our Tame Your ADHD 1-Hour Workshop on December 5, 2022. During the workshop, Dr. Murray will be discussing how to minimize distractions, prevent overwhelm, and become more organized.