When you don’t know that a particular behavior is a symptom, you may misinterpret it as your partner’s true feelings for you.Orlov recalled feeling miserable and unloved in her own marriage.Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can dramatically affect a relationship.Research has shown that a person with ADHD may be almost twice as likely to get divorced, and relationships with one or two people with the disorder often become dysfunctional.
Most people with ADHD have a natural tendency to rebel against authority figures and the norms of society.Some people don’t even know they have ADHD until they’re adults. That’s one reason why they might get frustrated with you. Household chores can be a challenge when you have adult ADHD. Your family members may be doing more than their fair share of keeping the household running smoothly. ''You never do what you say you’re going to do.'' You meant it when you said you’d get to your son’s basketball game by p.m. But then you got distracted at work, and your cell phone rang, and then you realized you needed to pick up the dry cleaning.And if you have it, it could be causing relationship problems. While everyone is different, some common problems seem to affect the relationships of adults with ADHD. On the other hand, you might feel like they're nagging you. ''You never pull your weight around here.'' Mowing the lawn. If the people you live with tell you that you aren’t doing enough, take a step back and consider whether they’re right. And before you knew it, the game was over -- and you were in the dog house.And that can lead to major problems in relationships.If people have been telling you for years that you’re forgetful, it might be time to find out if they’re right. ''I can’t believe you bought that -- you know we can’t afford it!