THE ADHD EFFECT ON MARRIAGE
Presented by MELISSA ORLOV
Monday, November 5, 2012
Too often, couples who are unaware of the impact of ADHD in their relationship pick exactly the wrong approaches to solving their marital problems – approaches that would make sense for most couples, but not when one or both partners has ADHD. Melissa Orlov, author of the award-winning book, The ADHD Effect on Marriage, will tell you about the surprising ways that ADHD impacts your relationship – and why you BOTH need to be aware of the issues and working on them.
This is not a small problem. Research suggests that 58% of marriages in which one or both partners has ADHD is clinically dysfunctional. But in this case, knowledge really is power. Learn about the specific patterns encouraged by ADHD symptoms that the two of you engage in and you can change them. In this talk, Ms. Orlov will help you identify those patterns, understand the roles you are both playing, and provide you with specific tactics that you can use to start to turn things around.
Join us for an exciting evening where you will learn how to thrive again in your marriage. Ms. Orlov will tell you how to get started.
MELISSA ORLOV is the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, named best psychology book of 2010 by ForeWord Reviews. A marriage consultant, she helps ADHD-affected couples from around the world rebalance their relationships and learn to thrive. She also teaches marriage counselors and other professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples impacted by ADHD. Orlov writes for ADDitude Magazine, blogs for Psychology Today, and blogs at www.adhdmarriage.com She has been interviewed on the topic of ADHD and marriage by the New York Times, CNN, Today, US News and World Report, CBS, AOL, the American Psychological Association Monitor and many others. Ms. Orlov is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College.
She can be reached at www.adhdmarriagelcom
Target audience: Adults who have ADHD; adults who are married to someone with ADHD or to someone whom they suspect might have ADHD (90% of adult ADHD is currently undiagnosed)
Date & Time: Monday November 5 at 5:55PM (Doors close soon after) to 7:30PM
Where: 65 East 89th Street, Manhattan (The Parish Office of St Thomas More, between Madison and Park Avenues)
Meetings are free, with a $10 donation requested. Please leave the kids at home.