Speak Easy: 7 Tips for Better Communication in Your ADHD Relationships

Good communication is the key to strong relationships among adults with and without attention deficit. The problem is, ADHD adults often think that they’re communicating when they’re just talking. Here's how to get your feelings across effectively with friends, partners, and more.

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Feeling Like You Can’t Speak Up

Problem: Clamming up.
Sometimes, when emotions are running high, an ADDer’s brain locks up. One woman acknowledged this, saying, “When I’m upset, all I know how to do is to scream and cry. I can’t think, and I can’t explain how I’m feeling.”

Solution:
Write down your thoughts and feelings in advance, so you have a script to read from. Or, instead of talking one-on-one, write a letter or note to your partner.

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