It isn't easy to be a loving partner to someone who is routinely distracted, has trouble restraining their impulses, and finds it difficult to communicate with others. But for those who have partners living with attention deficit disorder, or ADD, these issues are everyday struggles. Often, ADD symptoms manifest in ways that are destructive to healthy relationships. In Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder, marriage and family therapist Susan Tschudi (whose husband has ADD) presents practical guidance readers can use to set healthy boundaries, clarify their expectations, and ensure their partners fulfill their responsibilities. The book focuses on helping the reader meet his or her own needs in the relationship, not just on addressing the needs of their partners. It offers thorough and practical advice for moving through obstacles as a couple, accepting that ADD will always be a part of the relationship, and defusing anger and frustration that may arise.
A complete and practical guide to building a successful relationship with a partner who has attention-deficit disorder (ADD), Loving Someone with ADD offers strategies for communicating effectively, setting boundaries, and moving past obstacles together.
‘ADD and ADHD have damaged many relationships. Partners of people with this complicated issue sometimes take it personally or don't understand that their mate may not be in control of his or her own thought processes.
Tschudi's book will help couples make sense of this misunderstood dilemma and assist them in making healthy choices about their own relationships.’
- Barton Goldsmith, PhD, author of Emotional Fitness for Couples
‘Not only is (the author) the romantic partner of someone with ADD, she is also a therapist, and that clinical wisdom shines through. If you are the romantic partner of someone with ADD, you owe it to yourself to read this book.’
- Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, author of More Attention, Less Deficit
Susan Tschudi, MA, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Westlake Village, CA. As a relationship expert, she specialises in helping couples achieve marital success.