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From Love Bombing to Boredom: Is ADHD to Blame for Mercurial Relationship Cycles?

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craving for stimulation, need to satisfy curiosity or rise to challenge? Could it reflect low self-esteem and approval-seeking tendencies?The roots of love bombing in ADHD relationships are complex, but the end result is often clear: While some partners may feel smothered by the love bombing, many get swept away by its lavish displays of affection.

Then, when the obsessive love fades — or, more commonly, ends abruptly — the other partner feels abandoned and keenly bereft.

It is an emotionally hurtful problem that impacts some — though certainly not all — adults with ADHD.Below, adults with and without ADHD share their experiences with this pattern from both sides of the relationship.

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