Do people with ADHD generally attract others with ADHD?

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Do people with ADHD generally attract others with ADHD?

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If someone with ADD marries someone who also has ADD, that's a recipe for potential disaster, because neither one knows how to plan and organize. However, if you get the right coach or therapist, it can be a marvelous marriage. What more often happens is what happened in my marriage. I have ADD. My wife does not. And we're very complementary. She's the stabilizer, the organizer, the one who makes the trains run on time. I'm the one who adds the energy, the new ideas, the spontaneity. And we balance each other in a very complementary fashion and it works wonderfully.

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Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD

Psychiatrist, ADHD Specialist, & Author

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, EdD is a Harvard-trained Child and Adult Psychiatrist in practice in Sudbury, MA (outside Boston) and New York City. The author of 18 books, Dr. Hallowell specializes in learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia, both of which he has himself.  He has also written extensively on general issues of parenting and living in our modern age. He lives in the Boston area with his wife of 23 years, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker.

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