Are you struggling in a relationship where one or both of you have ADHD, including late-diagnosis ADHD? Join the discussion inspired by my first book.
No fees. No registration. Always open. Always current. The discussion starts with chapter-by-chapter essays based on Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?
Essays come courtesy of two friends who are also good writers, Taylor J. and Jaclyn Paul. Both are late-diagnosis ADHD and married to late-diagnosis men. There are several children with ADHD in the mix, too.
We could call it the You, Me, and Adult ADHD Book Club. But it’s never too late to join in the discussion — that is, read the comments and add your own!
You needn’t have read the book yet, but I hope you will at some point. It’s helped so many people get grounded and more clearly focused on building a happier future.
A big part of healing from ADHD-fueled relationship challenges is finding your voice, finding the words to describe your experience to yourself but also for others. Try it and see!
The goal here is simple: To provide an accessible, on-your-own-time forum for
- Discussing book-inspired epiphanies, and
- Broadening your understanding of Adult ADHD. Particularly its impact on relationships.
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? covers a lot of ground, and it’s a very dense book. There’s no fluff!
One-Stop Resource for Individuals, Couples
To be clear: this book is not simply about ADHD and relationships. I designed it to be one-stop shopping for adults with ADHD and their loved ones for truly understanding the complexity of ADHD and “stopping the roller coaster” in their lives. (See hyperlinked chapter list at the end of this post.)
Who Leads the You, Me, & ADHD Group Discussion?
Taylor J. penned most of the essays. She is a book fan-turned-friend who has the “lived experience” with ADHD from many angles.
- She has ADHD, diagnosed just a few years ago.
- At least one of her parents and siblings have ADHD.
- Her husband was diagnosed shortly after she was.
- As for her four children and ADHD? Well, that’s an unfolding story. Stay tuned.
(Update: Read about what happened when her eldest, age 7, started stimulant medication: ADHD, Empathy & “Raising a Narcissist”)
Author and blogger Jaclyn Paul took up leadership with the chapter on medication. How Can Medication Help ADHD
Read or Listen to the Book
Here are links to sources for purchasing the paperback and audio version of Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?:
- On Amazon: paperback and Kindle, with audio available as Mp3 downloads or on CDs
- Audible.com: audio download
- Tantor.com: CDs, Mp3 on CDs, and downloadable Mp3
Thank you, Taylor and Jaclyn, for joining me in creating this remarkable resource. I couldn’t have asked for better group leaders!
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Hyperlinks to Each Essay
Chapter titles appearing as hyperlinks correspond to an essay in the Book Club. Click to read.
As you can see, there is plenty of room for guest essays. Let me know if you are interested and in which chapter!
From the Tunnel of Love to the Roller Coaster: Could Your Partner Have ADHD?
Roller Coaster Whiplash and G-Force Confusion: How Many Plunges Before You Say, “Whoa!”
Your Relationship and the Art of Roller Coaster Maintenance: Four Success Strategies
Success Strategy #1: Taking Care of Yourself
Success Strategy #2: Dealing With Denial
Introduction: Roller Coaster? What Roller Coaster?
16 More Solutions and Strategies
Success Strategy #3: Finding Effective Therapy
Introduction: Calling in a Consultant to Help Retrofit Your Ride
17 Why the Wrong Therapy Is Worse Than No Therapy
18 Therapy That Works for ADHD
19 More Solutions and Strategies
Success Strategy #4: Understanding Medication’s Role
Introduction: Tightening the Brakes on the Roller Coaster
This post from Jaclyn at The ADHD Homestead touches on a range of issues within this section on medication
21 Rx: Treatment Results That Last
22 Maximizing Lifestyle Choices, Minimizing Rx Side Effects
23 Catch Your Breath and Take Five
Adult ADHD Evaluation and Diagnosis
“But I Heard That…”: More Background for the Unconvinced
Three Views from Decades on the ADHD Roller Coaster