13 People Reveal How ADHD Can Impact Relationships

"His random outbursts and his personality in general makes normal days so much more exciting."

According to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, about 11,000,000 people living in the United States have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a neurological disorder that can can cause a combination of inattention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity symptoms. Although it's a very common condition, there are many misconceptions about ADHD, and it can be especially difficult to live with when a loved one doesn't fully understand it

People with ADHD, or who are dating someone with ADHD, used the Whisper app — an online platform for users to anonymously confess secrets or stories — to reveal how the disorder affects their relationships. For some, it enhances their relationship and their partners are understanding about the condition. For others, it poses unique challenges.

You'll notice that their responses use a mix of "ADHD" and "ADD," but both acronyms refer to the same disorder. "People often use the terms ADD and ADHD interchangeably, although the current correct medical terminology is ADHD or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," the Attention Deficit Disorder Association wrote on its website

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