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ADHD Can Be a Hurdle in Romantic Relationships, but Treatment Is Everything

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

Any relationship is tough, but ADHD can make romance even more challenging

Let's be real. Relationships are amazingly hard, no matter what — and life always throws in its little hiccups.

But Melissa (who found out she had ADHD when she was 11 years old by snooping through her mom's paperwork) always struggled with long-term relationships and began to wonder if she'd ever be lucky in love. When a new serious girlfriend arrived on the scene, they were quickly met with some challenges —and soon after found out that the challenges were mostly due to Melissa's depression that was from letting her ADHD go untreated. However, with a depression diagnosis and ADHD treatment, Melissa found success in her search for a happy long-term relationship.

Ultimately, getting that long-awaited treatment helped her live — and love — to her fullest potential.

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