Dating Someone with ADHD

  posted by: Gretchen



Dating Someone with ADHDDating someone with ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) autism, or bipolar is somewhat different and can be really hard.  These disorders can really create difficulties and challenges in a relationship.  This post will talk about dating a person with ADHD.  How can you tell that your partner has ADHD?  Here are some of the characteristics of people with ADHD:

  • Difficulties with paying attention to others
  • Poor communication skills
  • Anger impulsivity
  • Disorganization
  • Saying hurtful things
  • Forgetfulness
  • Oversensitivity to criticism
  • Emotional over-reactions
  • Moodiness
  • Quick temper
  • Low tolerance for frustrations

Guide when Dating Someone with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Now that we know the characteristics of a man or woman with ADHD, now let’s talk about some tips that you can follow in order to make your date or relationship a success.  Look at the list below:

  • In order for the relationship to grow, you should have a wide room for understanding the person.  As much as possible, you should be the opposite of the person.  What happens if the two of you are moody and have quick temper?  There will be clash.
  • Learn the instances or situations that trigger the symptoms of the disorder.  Know how to avoid those instances.  Learn how to adjust since you have the ability and capacity to think well.
  • Establish an open communication.  If there are problems that you encounter, you should talk about them.  Communicate your needs and feelings.  Settle your differences.  Communication is vital to any relationship.
  • Since the person is forgetful, he/ she may miss important dates and plans.  Be forgiving because it’s not really your partner’s intention.
  • Be sensitive to your partner.  You know pretty well how insensitive and moody the person is, so try to avoid saying things that could trigger his anger.
  • If you cannot settle your problems together, seek a professional help. If you really want to make your relationship work, consider counseling.  This will make a big difference in your relationship.

Consider these tips and pieces of advice and see how they can help your relationship grow better.  Before you even get married, evaluate your feelings and character if you can live with the tantrums of your partner.  If not, then be single again and wait for the right person.


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