Couples struggle when it feels like one partner is in charge and the other one is taking orders—or not really taking them. In these imbalanced relationships, the partner with ADHD feels like they are working for the non-ADHD partner. Or the non-ADHD partner feels like they are working as their partner’s external executive functions. We want to help couples create a more balanced relationship of equals working with each other. Part of this requires that they manage the ADHD more effectively, but it also means that they need to negotiate differences and preferences more effectively.
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST has given more than 600 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of four books: “ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship”, “Understand Your Brain, Get More Done”, “More Attention, Less Deficit” and “Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD”. His “More Attention, Less Deficit” podcast has more than 100 episodes and almost three million downloads. He is a psychologist and sex therapist in private practice in West Chester, PA, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.