ADHD shouldn't be the center of your relationship This is because the same ADHD behaviors, compulsions, and coping strategies that send a married couple's relationship into rocky terrain can also get their sex life off track, as well. Distraction and hyperfocus — that is, being distracted by or intensely focused on things other than one's spouse — is one of the main conflicts of ADHD in marriages. The "ADHD" brain is seeking stimulation, and making plans to romance one's all-too-familiar partner can seem like a tedious process, especially when there's so much interesting stuff on television. Electronic screens are a "romantic-energy" suck for ADHD marriages, because without controls or limits — the laptop, tablet, or smart phone — replaces close-contact activities, which might previously have led to intimate conversations, physical touch, and sex.
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These individuals, though married, have never been able to find complete fulfillment from their marriage. Rather, they are enslaved by a drive to satisfy their longings. Like other addictions, these behaviors continue despite sincere and persistent efforts to stop. Some might not think sex can be addictive because there are no chemicals involved. Because of the denial and shame associated with sexual behaviors, it is only recently that the reality of sexual addiction has been acknowledged by those caught in its grasp or by treatment professionals.
Information for Spouses and Partners of Sex Addicts
If you walked in on your partner masturbating, what do you think you would feel? What is he or she looking at? Have you asked yourself what is healthy and unhealthy regarding masturbation in your relationship? Do you and your partner even discuss masturbation? Some couples wonder whether masturbation can hurt their relationship.