You don’t feel respected as an adult, so you find yourself avoiding your partner or saying whatever you have to in order to get him or her off your back.You wish your significant other could relax even a little bit and stop trying to control every aspect of your life.However, as time goes on, the non-ADD partner may experience the following: 1. Individuals with ADD may often be distracted and find it difficult to pay attention to their partner. If your partner constantly seems disinterested in what you're saying or appears to ignore you, it would be easy to understand that one might feel lonely.3. This may cause the non-ADD partner to feel ignored, disrespected, or even offended.4. The same kinds of problems keep presenting themselves over and over again. Resentment and anger become pervasive when one feels disregarded, disrespected, ignored, and often alone in the relationship.In turn, you to feel neglected or interpret this distance as disinterest on behalf of your spouse. It's difficult to understand how you can have discussions surrounding an issue, think your thoughts and feelings are being understood, and the same problem persists.5. Some spouses will become irate and scream at their partner, while others will shut down and block all emotions.But I will always refocus eventually, and if anything, this has taught me to ask you a lot of questions in order to keep myself centered. I will be at least 10 minutes late almost every time I meet you.
The rest of the world may seem completely oblivious, as these challenges are camouflage to outsiders. Your spouse is such a "great guy" and may appear "together" to everyone else, on the outside but you're aware that that's just not true. From emotional outbursts to polar opposite extremes; ADD presents several behaviors that can be harmful to relationships. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. Imagine what it would feel like to have a merry-go-round in your mind that never stops spinning.You can build a healthier, happier partnership by learning about the role ADHD plays in your relationship and how both of you can choose more positive and productive ways to respond to challenges and communicate with each other.While the distractibility, disorganization, and impulsivity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) can cause problems in many areas of adult life, these symptoms can be particularly damaging when it comes to your closest relationships.