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The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps by [Melissa Orlov, Edward M. Hallowell]

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The ADHD Effect is a brilliant compilation of what you can do if you are in a marriage where one or both of you have ADHD. It is a life-saver of a book.-- "Dr. Edward Hallowell, coauthor of Driven to Distraction" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant and one of the top experts on how ADHD affects relationships. She has been writing and speaking about the topic since 2007, researching it since 2005. She teaches couples, therapists, and counselors about how ADHD impacts relationships, blogs for Psychology Today, and wrote the ""Your Relationships"" column for ADDitude Magazine from 2008 to 2014. She also consults privately with couples who wish to improve their ADHD-impacted relationships and teaches a very popular couples seminar (by phone) about living well in an ADHD-impacted relationship. She is the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, which was awarded ""Best Psychological Book of 2010"" by ForeWord Reviews. It has been translated into Dutch, Chinese and Japanese. Her latest book, The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD, coauthored with Nancie Kohlenberger, won three book awards. Melissa has been interviewed frequently on the topic of ADHD and marriage by organizations as diverse as the New York Times, CNN, and the American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology. Before changing careers in order to pursue her passion for helping couples live better with ADHD, Melissa was a marketing, communications, and research professional. A graduate of Harvard College cum laude, and Phillips Exeter Academy, her hobbies include road biking, singing, and playing cello. Ms. Orlov and her husband of twenty-six-plus years live outside Boston. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005MRBEAG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Specialty Press/A.D.D. Warehouse (September 1, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 1, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3400 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 258 pages
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Melissa Orlov is the founder of ADHDmarriage.com, and the author of two award-winning books on how ADHD impacts adult relationships - The ADHD Effect on Marriage and The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD.

She is considered "...one of the foremost authorities on ADHD and relationships in the world today" says Dr. Edward Hallowell, author of Delivered from Distraction and other seminal books about ADHD. "Her books can change lives for the better, and dramatically so."

For over 10 years, Melissa has been counseling couples impacted by ADHD and giving tele-seminars shown to move couples away from destructive interactions and into the healthy, loving relationships they desire. She speaks around the world about adult ADHD and relationships, and teaches therapists how to work with these special couples.

Orlov's website and blog has helped well over a million people understand that they are not alone and that they can change their marriages for the better (www.adhdmarriage.com). In addition to the website, Orlov blogs for Psychology Today, wrote the "Your Relationships" column for ADDitude Magazine between 2008-2014, is a contributor to the first therapist manual about how to counsel couples impacted by ADHD (The Distracted Couple), and is a contributing author to Married to Distraction, with Hallowell and his wife, Sue George Hallowell, LICSW.

Ms. Orlov is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College. In her free time she enjoys road biking, summers at Chautauqua Institution, singing and playing the cello (poorly!) She and her husband of 30 years have two children.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A solid resource!
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2020
While the title of this book doesn't immediately make one think of marriage, if you are married to a person dealing with untreated ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) this book can be quite a resource.

When Brian and I got married neither of us knew he had ADHD, so we didn't have to tools necessary to adequately deal with the blessings and challenges that come with ADHD. We spent a lot of time and energy battling over things that we didn't realize were neurological, not behavior based. When I found this book it was like a breath of fresh air.

This is the first ADHD marriage book I read that didn't make the spouse responsible for the person with ADHD. The ADHD Effect also does a good job of treating the ADHD person with respect rather than making it seem like they are somehow broken or less-than because they are not nuerotypical. Orlov gives many recommendations for helping to let go of unreasonable expectations and helping your ADHD spouse to feel valued.

A bonus about this book is the fact that a lot of what Orlov said also helped me relate better to my child with ADHD as well!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally understand
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for not feeling alone; not so much good on practical advice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all couples effected by ADHD
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 9, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all couples effected by ADHD
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 9, 2019
This book is incredible!! A true must read for all couples whose relationships are effected by ADHD. I love that the book is not just aimed at the non ADHD spouse. There's so much helpful and insightful knowledge and tips in the book for both partners and so many suggestions and ideas on how you can both improve yourselves and strengthen your relationship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for ADHD partners
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