We are all aware of ADHD diagnosis in children. In the United States alone 9% of school aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD Effect on MarriageADHD, with the rate increasing every year. Also, more boys than girls are likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, probably due to the fact the boys tend to show more disruptive behavior in the classroom than a girl with ADHD. It is estimated that there are about 5% of adults living in the U.S. with ADHD. My husband and I have recently experienced two of our close friends marriages end only to find out later that one of them had been diagnosed with ADHD. The wife mentioned a book, The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps, that she had discovered. Although it was too late for her marriage, after reading the book she no longer blamed herself for its demise.
I requested a copy of the book for my own interest and gave it to my friend Liz to read. Our girls have gone to the same school since preschool and I knew that her husband had been diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. I wanted her thoughts on the book and how she kept her 13 year marriage going.
I decided to interview her about the book. Here is our Q & A session.
What did you think of the book?
It was very informative and it gave a positive spin on being married to someone with ADHD. I can now see my husband in a more positive light. We now realize that we both are responsible to creating change in our marriage.
What is the biggest change?
My husband says that I am a nag, which is pretty typical for being married to someone with ADHD. I wasRead More »from User Post: How ADHD effects marriage