How to tell your new partner?????

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      justin7278
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      Hi All
      I was diagnosed 16 months ago with ADHD and I’ve been taking medication since which is still work in progress. I’ve been with my current partner for 6 months now and whilst were on holiday at the moment I planned to tell her about my adhd. Were 4 days in now and all that’s on my mind is that I haven’t told her and I really want to!! I’m not embarrassed or ashamed by my adhd so why can’t I just get it out in the open? I think it’s because I’ve never done it before and I’m not sure how to approach it. Bit of help from you guys on how you did it would be great right now.. Thanks

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      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      “I’m sure you’ve noticed how I _____________ [struggle to organize, get easily distracted, etc… whatever works in your situation]. It’s because I have ADHD. I manage it and it’s not a big deal but I wanted you to know.”

      Something like that?

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #128609
      Macushla68
      Participant

      Good advice, Penny Williams. Good luck, justin7278.

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