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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.

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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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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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Very eye opening book! Learned a lot about ADD.

I really learned a lot about Add. I enjoyed listening and very easy to understand.

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I couldn't believe it

I feel like he was reading a script describing my life. I feel this truly helped

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  • 10-09-17

PRACTICAL Magic !!

Priceless info for ANYONE dealing with, suspecting they have, or desiring to overcome ADD challenges. Though I assumed this was for couples, the parenting applications (easier said than done!) near the end were a nice surprise... And spot on!!
THANK YOU Dr Amen.

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This was great

I love all Dr. Amens books. I've read two on my own. I tried this audio book, I had just been cheated on. I've had ADHD my whole life. I hate it, but I believe it's been a cause of my single life. Great book, noticed alot of stuff I didn't realize was part of Add. Thank you

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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.