There are so many different factors that play into relationships. But for now, I’ll give you a quick overview of the challenges that come with being in an ADHD relationship.Acknowledging these challenges will give you a better understanding of what to expect in your relationship.
This can obviously lead to problems in relationships.
For example, someone with the predominantly inattentive subtype of ADHD might find it difficult to pay attention to their spouse, because they’re naturally drawn to pursue their own interests (think hobbies, passion projects, or spending time with friends instead).
Interestingly, the amygdala is responsible for processing emotions like fear and pleasure.
So, because people with ADHD have some smaller-sized brain structures, many When you think of ADHD, you might think of someone who lacks the ability to pay attention.
On the other hand, impulsive behavior can lead to extreme credit card debt, drug and alcohol problems, and even criminal activity at the worst end of the spectrum.
I have a love-hate relationship with impulsiveness, and I’m sure that you feel the same way. Luckily, people with ADHD do possess the ability to manage their impulses.
In fact, there is a subtype of ADHD called predominantly inattentive.
This is what the “oldschool” attention deficit disorder (ADD) term used to be based off of.
By now, there’s probably a good chance that you think people with ADHD are total basket cases.