ADHD & Intimacy

What is intimacy?

Many equate intimacy with physical closeness, aka sex. However, that’s not the end of the story. There are many forms of intimacy that make a relationship safe, close, connected and well…intimate. 🤓

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emotional intimacy

emotional intimacy

Emotional intimacy involves sharing and understanding each other’s feelings, thoughts, and vulnerabilities.

It creates a sense of trust, support, and empathy within a relationship. Emotional intimacy allows each other to feel heard, validated, and understood, which helps build a deeper connection and fosters emotional well-being. 💕 

Mental intimacy

Mental intimacy involves engaging in deep conversations, sharing ideas, and exchanging thoughts and perspectives.

It is about stimulating each other’s intellect, curiosity, and mental growth. 🤖

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spiritual intimacy

Spiritual intimacy involves sharing beliefs, values, and experiences related to spirituality or a higher power. It can involve activities such as prayer, meditation, or engaging in meaningful rituals together. Spiritual intimacy provides a sense of shared purpose & meaning. 🧘‍♂️

experiential intimacy

Experiential intimacy is formed through shared experiences and activities with another person. It is about engaging in meaningful and memorable experiences together.

Experiential intimacy is built through the quality of shared experiences rather than the quantity. 🎢 

physical intimacy

Physical intimacy involves touch, closeness, and affection. It includes activities such as hugging, kissing, holding hands, or sexual intimacy.

Physical intimacy releases feel-good hormones like oxytocin, which promotes bonding & reduces stress. It also helps strengthen the connection between partners and fosters a sense of security and belonging. 🤗

ADHD & relationships workbook

It’s important for couples to openly communicate. Seeking professional guidance, developing strategies for better ADHD symptoms management, and working together to find solutions can help rebuild trust and foster a more understanding and supportive environment.

By acknowledging challenges and finding the tools to address them, relationships can become stronger, more intimate & resilient. If you’d like to work through relationship challenges together, check out this workbook.


ADHD coaching can greatly benefit couples by providing education and understanding about ADHD’s impact.

It enhances communication skills, helping partners express their needs and concerns effectively. This collaborative effort can strengthen the relationship, reduce resentment, increase intimacy ultimately improving the overall well-being of both partners.

If you’d like to work together, please reach out here😊

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