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Melissa Orlov Patient Expert

How ADHD affects marriage has been little discussed, yet there is a huge impact on relationships in which one or both partners has ADD. This blog and its attached forum provide much needed information about how to thrive with ADD, how ADD affects adult relationships, and what you need to know as... Full Bio
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My ADHD Partner Wants to Act as if Nothing Has Happened! by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Marriage:  What happens when you are your partner reach an impasse about how to move forward in your relationship?  I got email today from a woman who wrot ... Read on »
Please Participate in Exciting ADHD and Sex Research by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Marriage:  You have an opportunity to be involved in research that will help counselors understand how better to help couples impacted by adult ADHD in a r ... Read on »
27 Signs Your Partner Might Be Having an Affair...and 7 Smoking Guns by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Marriage:  Statistics about how many couples are impacted by one or more emotional or physical affairs are hard to believe, for obvious reasons, not least ... Read on »
Valentine's Day the Contrarian Way by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Marriage:  Tired of doing the same thing each year?  Try these slight spins on old themes! Don’t give your lover red roses or a box of candy (too con ... Read on »
Lessening the Pressures of Being a Caretaker Who Happens to Have ADHD by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Marriage:  Staying organized enough to take care of parents and family members can add a lot of pressure to your life.  One woman with ADD recently reached ... Read on »
8 Great 2015 Resolutions for Couples Impacted by ADHD by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Marriage:  Looking to have a happier year in 2015?  Why not pick one of these eight resolutions that can help couples impacted by ADHD turn their lives in ... Read on »
ADHD and Forgiveness Part 2 - Eight Steps to True Forgiveness by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Marriage:  Forgiveness take time and effort, but with these eight steps you can forgive even the biggest transgressions. Being part of a couple means ... Read on »
How to Find Gratitude in a Struggling ADHD-Impacted Relationsihp by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Marriage:  Repeated research studies suggest that gratitude can lead us to healthier lives and actually help 'rewire' our brains for greater happiness.  Bu ... Read on »
Shut up! by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - May 20, 2015 Quote of the Week To keep your marriage brimming,  With love in the loving cup,  Whenever you're wrong, admit ... Read on »
Compassion by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - May 13, 2015 Quote of the Week “Compassion isn’t about solutions.  It’s about giving all the love you’ve got.” - Cheryl Straye ... Read on »
Bending vs. Giving In by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - May 6, 2015 Quote of the Week “The ability to yield, to bend, to give way, to accommodate,” he said, “was sometimes a source o ... Read on »
It’s Too Late by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - April 30, 2015 Quote of the Week “I know it’s too late…I should have given you a reason to stay.” - Death Cab for Cutie ... Read on »
Don’t Be Sticky by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - April 23, 2015 Quote of the Week “Let Go” - sticky note permanently pasted to my computer” Don’t Be Sticky I’ve hear ... Read on »
Success and Value by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - April 15, 2015 Quote of the Week “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” - Albert ... Read on »
Somedays by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - April 8, 2015 Quote of the Week “Here’s to a wonderful 2015, filled with lots of Todays and very few Somedays.” - a Friend ... Read on »
Gritty Courage by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - April 1, 2015 Quote of the Week “Many people think passion is a fuzzy feeling that makes taking action effortless.  In fact, i ... Read on »
Life is Short by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - March 11, 2015 Quote of the Week “Life is short, and all we have to offer, in the end, is love.” - Steve Almond Life is ... Read on »
Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - February 26, 2015 Quote of the Week “Dear ‘Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me’…I’m strong enough now, thanks!” - Facebook post Wha ... Read on »
Mediocrity by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - February 11, 2015 Quote of the Week “Only a mediocre person is always at his best.” - W. Somerset Maugham Mediocrity ... Read on »
Buddha’s Advice by Melissa Orlov Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - February 4, 2015 Quote of the Week “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ... Read on »