• ADD in Intimate Relationships

  • A Comprehensive Guide for Couples
  • By: Daniel G. Amen
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (183 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Attention deficit disorder causes intense unhappiness. Men and women who truly desire a close relationship often find that their day-to-day behaviors interfere with the very intimacy they seek. Understanding ADD can provide hope. In this book Dr. Amen shares both a professional and personal knowledge of the disorder. ADD in Intimate Relationships is a must-read for anyone struggling with this disease.

©2014 Daniel G. Amen (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Erotica

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Good but not what I had in mind

If you could sum up ADD in Intimate Relationships in three words, what would they be?

Educational, Helpful, and Exhaustive

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have cut out the medical jargon and the explanations on the brain and various medications

What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Because of the medical terms used in this book, if I had to read those terms myself the flow of reading would have easily been disrupted and would have probably cause me not finish the book

What did you learn from ADD in Intimate Relationships that you would use in your daily life?

There are a list of things that are given at the end of the book that I would go back and write out and print and made available to me everyday.

Any additional comments?

This book is very good on presenting cases of relationships and educating people on what ADD is. Personally I think this book is best suited for people if 1) you have not read Dr. Amen's book "Healing ADD" 2) you somehow suspect or think that you or your partner has ADD 3) you are diagnosed with ADD and you want more information on the topic.

Most of the book (2/3s of it) was filled with information I already heard in Dr. Amen's book "Healing ADD" and I almost gave up on the book since my hope in reading the book was to get information more along the lines of treatment or suggestions in changes I could make to improve my relationship with my wife given that I have ADD. The book does have this information at the end of the book and I found that to be helpful. Also what the book does very well is describe behaviors or relationships when one or both (or more) persons in the relationship have ADD.

At the end of the day unless you fall under the 3 categories I mentioned above I wouldn't recommend this book to you. And in the case of the third category, if you are just interested in getting more information about ADD I would suggest Dr. Amen's book "Healing ADD" instead.

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A must read for partners of people with ADD

If you suffer from ADD please get this book for your partner. It could save your relationship or at least get them to understand your frustration.

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Great Book

Discovered this book on Audible two days ago. It's amazing. I have learned so much about myself and my behavior in relationships. It''s not boring to listen to either

I'm so happy I found this! So many diverse stories and insight. Especially after chapter 2. Also, you'll learn about relationships with your PARENTS and your CHILDREN.

I'm listening to it with my husband and he is like "Wow, I get it now". He is so relieved now that he better understands the HOW, WHY, and viable SOLUTIONS. Radical change in my own understanding and I feel less guilt about my past and many of the dumb choices I've made.

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Super helpful in better understanding my partner!

My boyfriend was diagnosed with ADD as a child and stopped taking medicine before I even knew him. I didn't know much about ADD before reading this book. This book was incredibly helpful in knowing that I am not the cause for his distraction. This book put an end to my whole 'I'm not good enough' internal dialogue and reaffirmed not only his love for me, but also how I can support him moving forward.

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Good for diagnosing, lacking for treatment.

A lot about what ADD is and how to spot it, but doesn't go into much detail on interventions, especially for adults.

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such an eye opener!

a must read for everyone! for those who have ADD it is liberating to find out you are not just being difficult but there is a reason for how u feel - and for those without ADD it will help gain insight into these people's lives!!

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wow

i wish i had this when my 2 ADHD children were small. but still useful as they are adults now

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Every parent & spouse should read this book!!

I inhaled every word. It gave me a better understanding about myself & why I do the things I do. How to communicate with my spouse better.

He gave amazing tips for parents who struggle to parent their ADD/ADHD child. I will re listen to this book multiple times in my life I can already tell.

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Mandatory read for anyone affected by ADHD (ADD)

Take the time to listen, more than once. There are so many valuable insights into this disease.

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I'm finally understanding myself

this audiobook truly has helped me to understand myself in ways that I've been struggling to understand I I was diagnosed with ADD only two years! now that I've been struggling with different mental disorders for the last 10 years I found it difficult to understand why certain problems seem to have always been there and through all the different audio books and doctors the medications never helped now that I'm nearly 40 this was the first book I've got on ADD and has open my eyes and has given me a sense of clarity and understanding on the way I was why it's been so difficult to medication is big part! the understanding was missing after listening to the first ten chapters I noticed my whole approach to life and my actions have been greatly improved and finishing the book I immediately got my spouse to listen as well as family members their understanding and my Outlook on life has never been better this author breaks down the types of medication the types of add the difficulties with children relationships parents if you're going to try and understand either yourself or anyone who may have any type of ADD this is the book I truly recommended and want to thank the author for changing my life

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  • Dulce Domum
  • 07-04-22

knowledgeable.

it was very informative, and highlights many things I've experienced in my life, but the information tends to be repeated many many times. overall well worth the listen if you suffer with ADD.

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  • alina
  • 03-09-22

The best book on ADD out there

I’ve read several books on ADHD/ADD and this is by far the best. It explains what it is and how it affects life in such simple terms.
I identified so much with many of the symptoms . Excellently written.

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  • Jodie
  • 12-17-21

Really Useful

Good use of stories to illustrate how different types of ADD manifest in life settings. I didn't realise how many forms there were and I have developed a much better understanding of some of my friends and patients. I was not taught about ADHD/ADD at university as it wasn't something commonly diagnosed at the time. Now, I'm reconsidering some patients diagnosis who have not responded to their current diagnosis treatment. Food for thought

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  • Andrew Flint
  • 12-05-20

Good for examples of ADD behaviour

Good for examples of ADD behaviour, not very good for methods of dealing with that behaviour. Needs a more in depth section on those methods, not a rushed list like part at the end of the book.