Founder of ADHDmarriage.com
Topic: Top Executive Function Tips for Happy Family and Spousal Relationships
What You Will Learn:
- How do EF skills impact adult partnerships?
- What are the most important changes couples impacted by ADHD and related EF issues can make to strengthen their relationship?
- What are the top strategies for creating happy, healthy and resilient families when EF issues are present?
Bio: Melissa Orlov is the founder of ADHDmarriage.com, which helps couples impacted by ADHD understand that they are not alone and how to improve relationships. Her two life-changing books, The ADHD Effect on Marriage (2010, rev. 2020) and The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD (2014 with Nancie Kohlenberger) have won gold and silver book awards and numerous ‘best of’ accolades.
A marriage consultant, Orlov provides couples seminars by phone, virtual support groups for non-ADHD partners, coaching for ADHD partners, and private consulting to help couples from around the world understand and re-balance their relationships so they can learn to thrive. She also gives continuing education seminars for couples therapists and psychologists so they may integrate knowledge about ADHD into their counseling practices. “It is rewarding work to be able to provide the insights couples need to move past their anger and hurt so they may rediscover the joy they thought they had lost forever,” she notes.
Orlov speaks around the world on how ADHD impacts ADHD. She also blogs for Psychology Today, and authored the Your Relationships column for ADDitude Magazine from 2008-2014. She is a contributing author to Married to Distraction, with Hallowell and his wife, Sue George Hallowell, LICSW, and to The Distracted Couple, the first therapist handbook about counseling couples with ADHD.
Melissa Orlov has been interviewed about the topic of ADHD and relationships by the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, Today, AOL, The Boston Globe, the American Psychological Association Monitor and many other top news organizations. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College. In her free time she enjoys road biking, summers at Chautauqua Institution, hanging out with her family, and playing the cello. She and her husband of 30+ years have two children.
You can reach Melissa directly through www.ADHDmarriage.com and she invites you to ask her questions as well as explore the many resources she has available to support couples and families impacted by ADHD.
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