The only thing tougher than making friendships in adulthood is making friendships in adulthood with ADHD.
Although we all deal differently, the struggle is real. You might unintentionally interrupt, take over conversations with your own stories (executive function/impulsivity), you might forget to call, text, or show up late because you got easily distracted (object permeance), or you might avoid making new friends all together out of fear of rejection or judgment (rejection sensitive dysphoria/emotional dysregulation).
Whatever you’re dealing with can be regulated with proper care and if you’re up to it, please share your experiences with friends to help destigmatize adult ADHD. You’re not alone, I promise.
What are some other things that you wish your friends and family knew about your ADHD? Leave a comment below. I’d love to read from you!