‘Relationship ADHD’: Have We Lost the Instinct for Commitment? (Health News Digest)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Menlo Park, CA, September 28, 2018 – Relationships have always been complicated. It takes time and effort to develop trust and intimacy and the deep love that sustains a couple over many years and through the rough patches. It takes sacrifice and compromise and putting another person’s wants and needs ahead of your own. These are timeless truths. Yet it seems that the ways in which relationships develop – or fail to develop – have changed. Psychiatrist Dr. Alex Dimitriu observes that his dating clients find that prospective partners come and go before either person has even had a chance to evaluate the potential for a lasting relationship. “What’s going on?” he asks. “Do we have ‘relationship attention deficit disorder’? Have our lives become so fragmented and our attention so distracted that we can no longer focus long enough to form a strong bond with a potential life partner?”

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