Marriage/relationships and ADHD follow up — ADHD Tip O the Day 994

Relationships are very complicated, especially if someone has ADHD

I love pens.
I have a lot of pens.
My wife says I hoard pens.

She says I should go through all of my pens and throw away the ones that don’t work.

I have two to do lists, the short one of five, and the long one at 24.

Testing all of my pens and throwing out those that don’t work has not yet reached the level of importance to make it onto a to do list. For example, it can’t compete with the need to pay the taxes, to clean the aquarium, to set up my new fishing rod, to do my blog for the week, to write one of my children, or to vote.

But maybe someday.

My wife finds this hard to understand.



Strategies Of the Day:

  1. Set priorities
  2. Marry someone with patience, tolerance, and flexibility
  3. Share The ADHD Effect on Marriage, by Melov       Link

Quotes O the Day:

Marriage is one of the chief causes of divorce (which has a very high rate if there’s ADHD).

Unknown Cynic

Love is state of temporary insanity, easily cured by marriage.


Links:  (clik on title, then on address)

Webinar on motivation Feb 9      

From Melov – emotions

Relationships and ADHD

ADHD and Other Kind of Relationships

The Challenge of Relationships


True Love Can Be Complicated by ADHD



A Complaint


From Secrets of a Successful Marriage


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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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4 Responses to Marriage/relationships and ADHD follow up — ADHD Tip O the Day 994

  1. Cindy Bahl says:

    I definitely have a hoarding issue. And the longer my life is overwhelming (by major life events), the worse it gets. I’m starting to look at my ‘stuff’ (all the clutter in my home that I accumulated) and am starting to feel like I don’t need all of it. But now? At the next step of trying to (a) find the actual space to organize stuff and (b) figure out how to not be so overwhelmed by this task. I’ll get there, I think. But it’s going to take time before the house clutter is seriously improved. lol


  2. Martha Puryear says:

    Am sure your followers would enjoy seeing a photo of your pen collections on your desk, on your bookshelves, on various tables around our house.😳

    Sent from my iPad

    Liked by 1 person

    • martha
      i’ll try, but i am tech challenged. still, if i can do the fotos, i’m sure the tribe will appreciate how well organized the pens are.
      thank you for commenting and for your longstanding patience and tolerance

      Liked by 1 person

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