Navigating adult ADHD in your relationship—simple, effective strategies to strengthen your commitment
Communicating and thriving in a neurodiverse relationship is possible. ADHD & Us gives couples the tools and strategies they need to connect as well as overcome the unique challenges they face on the road to long-term happiness and satisfaction.
Drawing from Anita Robertson's years of practice counseling couples with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), this honest and straightforward guide helps couples better understand adult ADHD and how it affects relationships, while also providing the tools necessary for both partners to feel understood and respected. Learn how to avoid common conflicts, appreciate your differences, and meet each partner's needs. Together, you can make it happen.
This relationship guide for people with adult ADHD includes:
Five pillars of success—Learn about the five relationship pillars—praise, acknowledgement, games, growth mindset, and positive acceptance—and how they are essential in a successful relationship.
A practical approach to adult ADHD—Build communication skills and deepen your connection using engaging exercises that allow both partners to share in safe and constructive ways.
Modern and inclusive guidance—With expert advice based on the most-up-to-date understandings of adult ADHD, this book is designed for use in all kinds of relationships.
Overcome the challenges of dealing with adult ADHD and thrive together with this simple, actionable guide.
About the Author
Anita Robertson, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in Austin, Texas, who works with individuals and couples with ADHD. She runs an ADHD Relationship Bootcamp for couples who want to learn the necessary skills to enjoy the benefits of their neurodiverse relationship while avoiding common conflicts. She is a co-vlogger at the Steep in Thought YouTube channel and provides tips and information about common relationship issues on her blog at AnitaRobertson.com.
“Anita’s innate compassion couples with her compelling clinical wisdom to take neurodiversity partnering to the next level. She effortlessly and simply characterizes the power, uniqueness, and beauty inherent in intimacy with those with ADHD.” —Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S
“I was captivated by the first chapter. This book is intriguingly educational and revolutionary in helping to understand the complexities of ADHD dynamics. This is the perfect guide for couples with a partner with ADHD, and you’ll be delighted to have read it. Very validating and enlightening!” —Jose Garcia-Cuellar LCSW-S, Founder of Own Your Happiness (ownyourhappiness.org)
“Anita’s warmth, wisdom, and genuine appreciation for the ADHD brain jumps off the page! ADHD & Us is a practical guide that not only offers neurodiverse couples effective strategies for navigating common rough spots but also helps them celebrate each other’s unique gifts along the way. This book is sure to be a useful resource for couples who want to nurture their relationship and mutual joy over the long haul.” —Rachel Patterson, MA, LPC