“Relationships are hard. Relationships where one or both people have ADHD are even harder,” said Beth Main, a certified attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) coach who helps individuals with ADHD develop the skills, systems, and strategies they need to overcome their challenges and achieve success.
Partners with ADHD often feel misunderstood by their spouses, who interpret their behavior as lazy or willful. (In fact, that’s one of the most common concerns Main hears from her clients.)
Partners without ADHD become increasingly frustrated when their spouses unintentionally break commitments, forget or misplace things, run late and act impulsively, she said.