A complete and practical guide to building a successful relationship with a partner who has attention-deficit disorder (ADD), Loving Someone with ADD offers strategies for communicating effectively, setting boundaries, and moving past obstacles together.
Susan Tschudi, MA, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Westlake Village, CA. As a relationship expert, she specializes in helping couples achieve marital success.
"Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder is a
wonderful and needed tool for couples. First, Tschudi expands our
understanding of the impact of ADHD on individuals and
relationships. She then offers practical and specific coping
strategies to empower couples with the skills needed to manage the
challenges of ADHD together."
--Dennis Lowe, PhD, professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and Emily Scott-Lowe, PhD, director of social work at Pepperdine University
"ADD and ADHD have damaged many relationships. Partners of
people with this complicated issue sometimes take it personally or
don't understand that their mate may not be in control of his or
her own thought processes. Tschudi's book will help couples make
sense of this misunderstood dilemma and assist them in making
healthy choices about their own relationships."
--Barton Goldsmith, PhD, author of Emotional Fitness for Couples
"Romantic partners of adults with ADHD need good
information--they really need it. Fortunately, Tschudi's
new book, Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder,
is loaded with good information. Not only is she herself the
romantic partner of someone with ADD, she is also a therapist, and
that clinical wisdom shines through. If you are the romantic
partner of someone with ADD, you owe it to yourself to read this
--Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, author of Understand Your Brain, Get More Done; More Attention, Less Deficit; and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD
"Susan Tschudi has written a helpful book from the perspective
of a non-ADD spouse. Loving Someone with ADD not only
provides facts and refutes myths about ADD, but also gives hope to
spouses and partners. She emphasizes important topics such as
addiction, conflict resolution, and self-care. I recommend this
book to couples in relationships wherein either one or both of the
partners are affected by ADD."
--Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, author of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD, Making the Grade with ADD, ADD and Your Money, and Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed