The relationships parents have with children with ADHD take one form when their children are young, and a different one when they are 18-30. Yet because of struggles that young adults with ADHD may face, it is sometimes hard for parents to step back. In this program we talk about how to partner with your young adult in order to offer the support they might need while not remaining in control.
Melissa Orlov is the founder of ADHDmarriage.com, and author of two award-winning books on the impact of ADHD in relationships – The ADHD Effect on Marriage (2010) and The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD (2014). She is considered one of the foremost authorities on the topic of how ADHD impacts adult relationships. A marriage consultant, Melissa helps ADHD-affected couples from around the world re-balance their relationships and learn to thrive through her seminars, consulting and books. She also teaches marriage counselors and other professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples impacted by ADHD. Orlov blogs for Psychology Today and at www.adhdmarriage.com, where she also hosts a large community of adults learning about ADHD in relationships. She has been interviewed by many, including the New York Times, CNN, Today, and US News and World Report. Ms. Orlov is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College.