Don't Just Talk, Communicate

Good communication is the key to strong relationships. This is true for adults with and without attention deficit. The problem is, adults with ADHD often think that they’re communicating when really they’re just talking. How to get your feelings across effectively with friends and partners.

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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.”

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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TAGS: ADHD Communication Skills, ADHD and Relationships, ADHD Dating, ADHD Social Skills

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