Loving Someone with ADD: A Practical Guide to Understanding Your Partner, Improving Your Communication, and Strengthening Your Relationship - New Harbinger Loving Someone Series (Paperback)Susan Tschundi (author)
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It isn't easy to be a loving partner to someone who is routinely distracted, has trouble restraining their impulses, and finds it difficult to communicate with others. But for those who have partners living with attention deficit disorder, or ADD, these issues are everyday struggles. Often, ADD symptoms manifest in ways that are destructive to healthy relationships.
In Loving Someone with ADD, marriage and family therapist Susan Tschudi (whose husband has ADD) presents practical guidance readers can use to set healthy boundaries, clarify their expectations, and ensure their partners fulfill their responsibilities. The book focuses on helping the reader meet his or her own needs in the relationship, not just on addressing the needs of their partners. It offers thorough and practical advice for moving through obstacles as a couple, accepting that ADD will always be a part of the relationship, and defusing anger and frustration that may arise.
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 154 x 228 x 12 mm
"Romantic partners of adults with ADHD need good information--they really need it. Fortunately, Tschudi's new book, Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder, is loaded with good information. Not only is she herself the romantic partner of someone with ADD, she is also a therapist, and that clinical wisdom shines through. If you are the romantic partner of someone with ADD, you owe it to yourself to read this book."
--Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, author of Understand Your Brain, Get More Done; More Attention, Less Deficit; and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD
"Susan Tschudi has written a helpful book from the perspective of a non-ADD spouse. Loving Someone with ADD not only provides facts and refutes myths about ADD, but also gives hope to spouses and partners. She emphasizes important topics such as addiction, conflict resolution, and self-care. I recommend this book to couples in relationships wherein either one or both of the partners are affected by ADD."
--Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, author of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD, Making the Grade with ADD, ADD and Your Money, and Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
"ADD and ADHD have damaged many relationships. Partners of people with this complicated issue sometimes take it personally or don't understand that their mate may not be in control of his or her own thought processes. Tschudi's book will help couples make sense of this misunderstood dilemma and assist them in making healthy choices about their own relationships."
--Barton Goldsmith, PhD, author of Emotional Fitness for Couples
"This book will be immensely helpful if you are married to someone with ADHD. It will help you find and keep your balance. It will help you understand your partner and not act like a frustrated parent. Tschudi has written a wise, practical, and compassionate book."
--William Doherty, PhD, professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota and author of Take Back Your Marriage
"Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder is a wonderful and needed tool for couples. First, Tschudi expands our understanding of the impact of ADHD on individuals and relationships. She then offers practical and specific coping strategies to empower couples with the skills needed to manage the challenges of ADHD together."
--Dennis Lowe, PhD, professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and Emily Scott-Lowe, PhD, director of social work at Pepperdine University