Couples With One ADHD Partner
Is there any hope?
My husband was diagnosed with ADHD when he was a young adult and did not like the effects of medication so, he quit taking them, and has self medicated for quite sometime now. He has finally quit self-medicating with illegal drugs and acknowledged his ADHD and that he needs help. We have had a very tumultuous relationship for the past 15 years, and now have a teenage daughter who has also been diagnosed with ADHD. She is beginning to act out and I was quickly approaching my breaking point.
My husband has since said he would go talk to someone about his ADHD but has yet to make an appointment with anyone. It only adds to the stress that he was laid off from his job, and we really cannot afford to make any sort of counseling appointments at this time.
Is there any hope for a one spouse ADDer relationship? I mean, surely there is some couple making it work, right? If so, HOW DO YOU DO IT??? I need support, help, advice, etc. Any and all information/guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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