Sarah Shore, MS

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ADHD & Relationships

When you think of ADHD, what comes to mind?  Many with ADHD describe themselves as scattered or lacking focus.  When you think about ADHD, these are the symptoms that often come to mind:  distractibility, lack of focus, procrastination, avoidance of unpleasant tasks, poor time management, disorganization.  But what many people fail to realize is that ADHD has profound impacts on interpersonal relationships!  Here are some of the ways ADHD can impact close relationships:

  • Communication gaps and misunderstandings
  • Lack of follow through on responsibilities
  • Impulsivity
  • Emotional over-reaction
  • Avoidance of problems

Here are a few helpful articles on ADHD and relationships:

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