How can I help my girlfriend improve her conversation skills so she's not so abrupt and awkward?
by Melissa Orlov
Try practicing the following exercise for ADHD social skills at home. Start up a conversation and have her ask you, when she finishes a thought, “What do you think?” Encourage her to listen carefully to your responses, so she knows where to pick up the conversation when you finish talking. This can be difficult for people with ADD, who don’t always focus on the other person’s words.
Then reverse roles, inviting her to share her thoughts as you listen closely to her responses. This will help her understand that a conversation is a give-and-take process.
Finally, both of you should consider taking a course in improving communication. It will help your relationship and her social life.