Dating someone with adhd
Moreover, many of them are in long-term partnerships that are challenging enough to send them scurrying to a support group.In fact, almost half say their ADHD partner is a skilled and considerate lover. with this quote: When ADHD does create significant sexual problems, it usually falls into two categories: The ADHD partner initiates sex all the time or almost never.Left with no other rational explanation for sexual difficulties, partners sometimes blame themselves—or each other.In a blog post on Sex and ADHD at Jeff's ADD Mind, the author first considers it as the “problem with no name” and finally “the problem that carries a lot of shame.”These quotes speak to just a few of the ways that ADHD might affect sexual intimacy.
I offer these findings not as scientific evidence but as a reminder that, as with most things ADHD, "your mileage may vary." For those whose sex lives aren’t so sexy or lively, though, it might help to know that brain function can affect sexual expression.Though not in itself a solution, knowledge can at least relieve psychological pressures, hurt feelings, and unnecessary blame and shame on both sides.