Other Problems Associated with Adult ADHD
Adults with ADHD also suffer from a host of miscellaneous problems regarding interpersonal relationships and their ability to cope at work and at home. In fact, the classic symptoms of adult ADHD can unravel marriages and friendships.
Studies show that adults with ADHD have a higher rate of marital problems and multiple marriages than the general public, and they also have a higher incidence of separation and divorce. If children are involved, the stakes are even higher.
Trouble at Work
Getting and keeping a job in a challenging job market presents special challenges to adults with ADHD, who must compete with more and more people for fewer and fewer jobs. You must not only have the necessary training, talent, and experience, but you must also be adept at planning, organizing, prioritizing, paying attention to detail, and focusing on important things — areas in which many adults with ADHD have difficulties.
Because of your natural impulsiveness and hyperactivity, you may be more likely to quit a job when the going gets tough and seek out greener pastures in the form of a job with less responsibility, less stress, and fewer hassles. Unfortunately, such jobs may also provide less income.