Couples With One ADHD Partner
Should I Give in to Him When He Breaks His Word?
My hubby has ADHD, which means that his word is only good while it is convenient, but as soon as it becomes inconvenient he will break his promise. I usually give into him but recentlyI stuck to my guns and told him that while he is free to do what he wants I will not cosign his decision to break his promise. Well, lets just say he had a breakdown where he broke into pieces his only cell phone that cannot be replaced for a couple of months due to lack of finances, he threw a hunting knife at a window and broke it, and he ended up on the bathroom floor crying. He then left the house for about an hour ago and I had no clue where he went. Please note that he usually gets angry at small things to the point of using profanity and going for a drive, but this is the second time he had a full meltdown.
Was I right in not cosigning him breaking his promise or do ADHD adults need to be coddled? If he was a child it would be a no-brainer, but do ADHD adults need to be treated differently? He was so sorry when he got back and hated that I witnessed his meltdown.
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