Married to Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345519310
Release Date: 2010-03-16
Genre: Family & Relationships

Are you more distant from your spouse than you’d like to be? Do you or your spouse waste time mindlessly viewing email or surfing the Web? Welcome to the club! Modern marriage is busy, distracted, and overloaded to extremes, with ever-increasing lists of things to do, superficial electronic connections, and interrupted moments. The good news is that there are straightforward and effective ways to restore communication and connection, resurrect happiness and romance, and strengthen—even save—a marriage. • Observe the natural sequence of sustaining love: attention, time, connection, and play. • Develop and nurture empathy—the essential building block to healthy communication. • Carve out small moments of uninterrupted attention for each other. • Identify the pressures that our crazybusy lifestyles put on love and marriage, and fight back with tenderness and appreciation. Complete with scripts, tips, communication techniques, and a detailed 30-day reconnection plan, as well as inspiring real-life stories, Married to Distraction will set couples on a course of understanding, healing, and love.

Driven to Distraction Revised

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307743169
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Psychology

Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Answers to Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780804150156
Release Date: 2013-07-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

The book that answers your questions about ADD—now revised and updated The bestseeling authors of Driven to Distraction respond to the most frequently asked questions about Attention Deficit Disorder. After decades of being unfairly diagnosed, children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in an easy-to-read reference that covers every aspect of the disorder: from identifying symptoms and diagnosis, to the latest treatment options, as well as practical day-to-day advice on how you or a loved one can live a normal life with ADD. Whether you are a patient, parent, teacher, or health-care professional, Answers to Distraction will help those whose ADD has caused persistent problems in school, at work, and in relationships. Q&As include: • What is the single most important scientific finding about ADD in the last decade? • How early can ADD be diagnosed? • Where can a parent get support for dealing with a child who has ADD? • What advances in the field of medication have taken place since the original version of this book was published? • How can you help someone of any age who resists the diagnosis of ADD get comfortable with it?

The ADHD Effect on Marriage

Author: Melissa Orlov
Publisher: Specialty PressInc
ISBN: 1886941971
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Family & Relationships

Going beyond traditional marriage counseling which can often discount the influence of ADHD, this discussion offers advice from the author's personal experience and years of research and identifies patterns of behavior that can hurt marriages--such as nagging, intimacy problems, sudden anger, and memory issues--through the use of vignettes and descriptions of actual couples and their ADHD struggles and solutions.

Delivered from Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345490983
Release Date: 2005-12-27
Genre: Psychology

“If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be Delivered from Distraction.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD. As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover • whether ADD runs in families • new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations • the links between ADD and other conditions • how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths • the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone • exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle • how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD • sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them • strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read. Praise for Delivered from Distraction “The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine “A deeply wise and truly helpful book, written with frankness, humor, and tremendous empathy.”—Perri Klass, M.D., co-author of Quirky Kids

Marriage Rules

Author: Harriet Lerner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101554210
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

Following a unique format perfect for today's world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us just over 100 rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships. Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old problems ("He won't talk"/"She doesn't want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner's relationship to technology.) You'll also learn how to: Calm things down and warm them up Talk straight and fight fair Listen well as a spiritual practice Connect with a distant partner Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren and difficult- laws Follow a 12-step program to overcome defensiveness Know how and when to draw the line Take back your marriage when things fall apart Marriage Rules is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change. All that's required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice.

Loving Someone With Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Susan Tschudi
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608822300
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

Your partner’s attention deficit disorder (ADD) may not seem like a big deal at first, but eventually, the dynamics surrounding his or her impulsivity, forgetfulness, distractibility, and restlessness can really strain your relationship. You don’t want to act like a parent, yet you may feel like you can’t rely on your partner to get things done. Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder is your guide to navigating a relationship with someone with ADD so you can create healthy boundaries while remaining sympathetic to your partner’s symptoms. An essential resource for every couple affected by ADD, this book will help you: • Understand medication and other treatments • Recover quickly when your partner’s symptoms frustrate you • Establish personal boundaries to avoid excessive caretaking • Identify and take care of your own needs so you can feel more relaxed

The Couple s Guide to Thriving with ADHD

Author: Melissa Orlov
Publisher: Specialty PressInc
ISBN: 193776110X
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"More and more often, adults are realizing that the reason they are struggling so much in their relationship is that they are impacted by previously undiagnosed adult ADHD. The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD gives concrete answers and strategies tothose suffering from adult ADHD that couples can immediately use to improve their relationships. This book addresses questions from both ADHD and non-ADHD partners and provides straightforward advice arranged in a way that makes it easy to find the specific answers couples seek. It covers topics that include diagnosing adult ADHD, how to begin bringing about changes, communication techniques, dealing with anger and frustration, and rebuilding intimacy in a relationship. Part reference manual and part cheerleader, this is the go-to book for couples struggling with ADHD who want to actively work to improve their relationships"--

Driven to Distraction at Work

Author: Ned Hallowell
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781422186411
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Identifying the underlying reasons why people really lose their ability to focus at work and drawing on case studies, a leading authority on ADD and ADHD presents a set of reliable techniques that will help anyone regain control of their attention and most productive mental state in the workplace. By the best-selling author of Driven to Distraction. 25,000 first printing.

Superparenting for ADD

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345512826
Release Date: 2008-12-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” Now he teams up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen, M.D., to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan including • UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Tune out the diagnosticians and simply nourish the spirit of your child for who he is. • VIEWING THE MIRROR TRAITS Recognize the positive sides of the negative symptoms associated with ADD: stubbornness = persistence; impulsiveness = creativity; intrusiveness = eagerness. • THE CYCLE OF EXCELLENCE Nurture an environment in which a child can safely take risks, reserve time to let a child dabble as a way to learn, encourage playful practice, support mastery of a skill, and then recognize a child’s accomplishments.

Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love

Author: Marcia Naomi Berger
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608682249
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

Most couples — because they watch so many of their peers divorce and are themselves the products of failed marriages — don't have many successful long-term-relationship role models. Parenting and communication issues are perennial, while some challenges, like increasingly 24-7 work lives and economic hardships, mark the current decade. Despite all this, psychotherapist and clinical social worker Marcia Naomi Berger asserts that most couples can make love last — they just need to learn how. Berger answers this need with a deceptively simple prescription: have an interruption-free thirty-minute (or even shorter) meeting each week and follow an agenda that includes the kind of appreciation and planning for fun that foster intimacy and pave the way for collaborative conflict resolution. Berger has refined these techniques while working with hundreds of couples — with results that are both practical and profound.

Social Media

Author: William Appiah
Publisher:
ISBN: 1910894486
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

The advent of social media has brought several advantages into society. It has for example improved communications. However, the downside which is subtle is that it is creating more distractions in marriages than can be expected. Couples do not have time for interpersonal communication and intimacy. The resulting effect is pushing them sometimes to have affairs due to lack of attention, intimacy, and show of love. If couples do not get intimate, do not have time to talk and listen to each other, then they will be creating problems in the relationship. This book, Social Media: A New Menace To Meaningful Relationships, is written to inform married couples about the dangers of too much attention to social media to the detriment of improving their relationship. Some relationships over rely, for example, on sending text messages to the extent that, even at home, some couples prefer to send text messages to their spouses instead of talking to each other. This book, which focuses on How to Manage The Distractions And Effects Of Social Media On Relationships, details the effects that social media has on relationships. It also details the health effects on individuals and provides solutions. The failure of individual Christians to prioritise their marriage at the expense of using social media does not help in promoting the marriage. The good book encourages us to let our light shine before men so that they may see our good deeds and give glory to our Father who is in heaven. Our marriage is the only one that others may see and be encouraged to stay married. It is important for couples to give much attention to their marriage. You don't have to miss out on the relevance of social media in this modern age. But remember that having a happy and fulfilled marriage devoid of the distractions of social media will help sustain your relationship for a long time. The advent of social media has brought several advantages into society. It has for example improved communications. However, the downside which is subtle is that it is creating more distractions in marriages than can be expected. Couples do not have time for interpersonal communication and intimacy. The resulting effect is pushing them sometimes to have affairs due to lack of attention, intimacy, and show of love. If couples do not get intimate, do not have time to talk and listen to each other, then they will be creating problems in the relationship. This book, Social Media: A New Menace To Meaningful Relationships, is written to inform married couples about the dangers of too much attention to social media to the detriment of improving their relationship. Some relationships over rely, for example, on sending text messages to the extent that, even at home, some couples prefer to send text messages to their spouses instead of talking to each other. This book, which focuses on How to Manage The Distractions And Effects Of Social Media On Relationships, details the effects that social media has on relationships. It also details the health effects on individuals and provides solutions. The failure of individual Christians to prioritise their marriage at the expense of using social media does not help in promoting the marriage. The good book encourages us to let our light shine before men so that they may see our good deeds and give glory to our Father who is in heaven. Our marriage is the only one that others may see and be encouraged to stay married. It is important for couples to give much attention to their marriage. You don't have to miss out on the relevance of social media in this modern age. But remember that having a happy and fulfilled marriage devoid of the distractions of social media will help sustain your relationship for a long time.

Worry

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307790910
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Self-Help

Here is the first book to explore every facet of the most common and debilitating emotional state: worry. While a healthy level of worry can help us perform efficiently at work, anticipate dangers, and learn from past errors, in its extreme forms worry can become "toxic"--poisoning our pleasures, sabotaging our achievements, and preventing us from resolving actual problems. In this lucid, reassuring book, Dr. Hallowell discusses all types of worry, explores their underlying causes, and considers the best strategies for coping. Case histories and anecdotes illuminate such issues as worry in relationships; the correlation between worry and conditions like , depression, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder; worry at work; and the worried child. In an effective section titled "Remedies That Work," Dr. Hallowell shows us how to evaluate, control, and manage worry, both with and without medication. Even "born" worriers can learn to use their worry wisely and channel it healthily. This book is the key. Filled with practical solutions and insightful guidance, Worry is an invaluable aid to living a happier, calmer, and more rewarding emotional life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Queen of Distraction

Author: Terry Matlen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626250918
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you’ve been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something’s got to give. The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it’s at home, at work, or in relationships. Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD—the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as: relationships, skin sensitivities, meal-planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of-control hormones. In addition, the book offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control, and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue. From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner—sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD. If you’ve been accused of getting lost in your own world, maybe it’s time to make a change. If you’re ready to start getting organized and stop leaving your groceries in the car, this book can help. It’s more than just a survival guide; it’s an ADHD how-to to help you thrive!

Married to the Boss

Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426887124
Release Date: 2010-12-27
Genre: Fiction

If he wanted a marriage of convenience, it would be at her convenience! R. J. Maitland, President of Maitland Maternity, was forced to do some major damage control. The media circus surrounding allegations that he had fathered an abandoned child had left his reputation in tatters and the clinic in jeopardy. Dana Dillinger had been R.J.'s right hand for years—loyal, dependable…and hopelessly, secretly in love with him. When he suggested that marriage was the best way to salvage the situation and prove he wasn't the playboy the press had labeled him, Dana accepted his "proposal." With one exception… R.J. wanted a marriage in name only—no sex, just marriage. Dana wanted all the marital rights of a bride—including and especially sex—or the deal was off. Between a rock and a hard place, R.J. agreed, not knowing what he'd just gotten himself into!