ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that can have significant impacts on a person’s daily life. While it is often associated with difficulties in school or work, it can also have substantial effects on romantic relationships.
Relationships can be difficult for anyone, but when one partner has ADHD, it can be even more challenging. As noted by Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), the symptoms of ADHD can create additional stress for both partners and make it harder to navigate the challenges of a partnership.
The impulsivity, disorganization, and difficulty with focus that are often associated with ADHD can create challenges in communication, trust, and intimacy in a relationship.