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What marriage issues might adult ADHD cause?

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Many people without ADHD have marital problems, so a troubled marriage shouldn't necessarily be seen as a red flag for adult ADHD. But there are some marriage problems that are likely to affect the relationships of those with ADHD. Often, the partners of people with undiagnosed ADHD take poor listening skills and an inability to honor commitments as a sign that their partner doesn't care. If you're the person with ADHD, you may not understand why your partner is upset, and you may feel you're being nagged or blamed for something that's not your fault.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “Can adults have ADHD?” “What causes ADHD?” “What are the symptoms of ADHD in children?"

American Association of Family Physicians: “Adult ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment in Family Medicine.”

Barkley, R. 2007. Journal of Safety Research,

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Marriage and Partnerships," “Workplace Issues.” 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.”

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “Can adults have ADHD?” “What causes ADHD?” “What are the symptoms of ADHD in children?"

American Association of Family Physicians: “Adult ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment in Family Medicine.”

Barkley, R. 2007. Journal of Safety Research,

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Marriage and Partnerships," “Workplace Issues.” 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.”

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

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