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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Tips for Every Conversation

You don’t need a Ph.D. in communications to have a productive chat. Four points to keep in mind during every conversation:

- Remember to breathe.

- Slow down. If you’re talking too fast, slow down what you’re saying. If the conversation is going too fast for you to keep up, tell your spouse that you need him to slow the pace so you can both be heard and understood.

- Make your points clearly and concisely, then be quiet and listen. Ask your partner to paraphrase what you have just said, to make certain that you have communicated clearly.

- If you use ADHD medication, always take your dose before starting an important conversation.


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

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