I know it’s horrible to leave you waiting outside in a range of inclement weather situations.
But I literally have no idea what happens between me saying, “OK, time to go, WOW, I’ll be so early! My guess is checking Facebook or trying to even out my eyeliner.
And if we can barely manage our own lives, why multiply our stresses even more with kids?
It sounds as if you have enough trouble organizing your life that you've decided that staying single is a good idea for you. However, to extrapolate from your own solution (stay single) to the broader ADHD population is a mistake.
I actively struggle to pay attention on a first date.
You don’t know me yet, so when I inevitably get distracted by my favorite Sia song in the background or how the appetizer menu is written in Comic Sans, you’ll probably think I’m just an asshole who finds your favorite childhood memory to be a total snoozefest. I might not remember all the details from the first time you told me something.
Honestly, I get better every year: I now make my bed every morning and fold about 70 percent of my clothes.
You can choose your role, how you communicate, and the behaviors that can either strengthen or weaken your bond. Every trait has a positive and negative side to it. Sometimes you have to look hard to find it, but if you value your relationship it’s worth the effort.Talking to the people who are becoming important in your life about some of the things that you struggle with will help them to not misinterpret your attention problems.They can begin to understand from the start that your behaviors are not a personal affront.Even in early childhood, children with ADHD usually show intense signs of having difficulty with relationships.From not picking up on social cues to being abrupt and inattentive or having difficulty following rules and sharing to having poor impulse control and communication skills, ADHD can be rough on developing and sustaining relationships.