Impact of Adult ADHD on Relationships
The adult diagnosed with ADHD has built up years of faulty beliefs and expectations, based on what people have said –– “Why don’t you ever listen?" “You’re just lazy!" By the time the person meets someone else, these assessments from others have become entrenched beliefs about the person’s self worth. It’s no wonder that adult ADHD relationships can be so fraught with disappointment, anger, and misunderstandings.
The person with ADHD begins to form assumptions as well, such as, “No matter what I do, it’s never right. If s/he would just relax a little, we’d be okay." Still, the person tries, working on organizational skills, noticing what’s going on in the house or what is going on with the partner –– but ADHD symptoms will overwhelm those efforts, according to ADD Consults. 
The adult with ADHD has many attractive qualities, such as an energetic outlook and a great sense of humor. They aren’t afraid to consider different points of view. They have either wide-ranging interests or uncommonly detailed knowledge about a topic because of their interest in and ability to focus so strongly on that.  Despite these attractive qualities, the adult with ADHD often has trouble trusting in their ability to complete a project. They also miss social cues, including meanings behind spoken words, facial expressions, and body language.