My Dopamine: recent publications

“My Darling, My Dopamine.”

marriage, in which I cycled through the same destructive patterns, desperate for something to feed my unnamed needs, I was diagnosed with ADHD.[Get This Download: Manage ADHD’s Impact on Your Relationship]The connection didn’t occur to me immediately. After all, I wasn’t hyperactive or overtly adrenaline-seeking.

But ADHD is a chemical disorder. We need the stimulation of dopamine hits because our brains aren’t like other people’s.

In relationship terms, this sometimes means we stir up drama to feel. We become addicted to high levels of stimulation in bad relationships, and, in healthy ones, we feel suffocated.With the help of therapy and medication, I began to see a way to have a healthy relationship through radical openness.

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