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How should I deal with the emotional intensity of my partner who has ADD?

One of the great gifts of attention deficit disorder (ADD) is emotional intensity. You probably have experienced that you rarely are left in the dark wondering what does he really want now? ADD adults can seem to overreact, to have an easy fire temper and many other problems that feel difficult to live with. You can begin to understand that underlying these symptoms -- including impulsiveness -- is a clear direct and strong connection to his or her emotional currents. If you can channel this sensitivity in the right direction it can become fuel for a passionate partnership.

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