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.”
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.