Adult ADHD and the Sexless Marriage

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Adult ADHD and the Sexless Marriage

Focusing on ADHD and marriage, Melissa Orlov gives an example of a couple whose sex life has become virtually nonexistent. The husband is unable to initiate sex although he loves his wife and is willing to participate if she initiates. Frustration has set in and Orlov says the wife is experiencing a “classic ADHD relationship trap—equating his inability to initiate (an ADHD symptom) with his feelings for her.” Orlov suggests finding an ADHD coach and getting into couples therapy. She says the husband’s inaction is not personal, but rather a symptom of a condition that needs to be treated.

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