We can't read in between the lines and get impatient when we don't know where you are going with the conversation. We're sensitive to criticism and don't take it well when we feel like we're being picked on. If we need to meet you at 5pm, tell us pm but don't tell us you are incorporating that buffer time.
2) If we forget something, it's not because we don't care. 3) Social cues - we have a hard time picking up social cues, reading between the lines, interpreting facial expressions and tone. 4) Constructive criticism needs to be done very gently. This will help with your sanity due to our distractibility and difficulty with time-management.
It has been found that people with ADD/ADHD often have higher than average intelligence, and with proper management, can be very successful.
If you think your child or someone you know may have ADD/ ADHD you can seek a psychologist, psychiatrist, or neurologist.
It’s not like some problems where people lie or are deceitful,'' says Steven Safren, Ph D, director of behavioral medicine in the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Consider this: The condition often causes people to forget things they’re told.
And that can lead to major problems in relationships.
Skills training or coaching can help people with adult ADHD come up with and reach relationship goals.
Adults with the disorder can have reckless spending habits and trouble saving money.And if you have it, it could be causing relationship problems. While everyone is different, some common problems seem to affect the relationships of adults with ADHD. On the other hand, you might feel like they're nagging you. ''You never pull your weight around here.'' Mowing the lawn. If the people you live with tell you that you aren’t doing enough, take a step back and consider whether they’re right. And before you knew it, the game was over -- and you were in the dog house.''People with ADHD very much intend to do something when they say it. '' Do you feel like you’re always getting blamed for forgetting things, when you know no one actually told you about them?If you have a spouse or partner, it’s important for them to be involved.They often can tell which treatments are or aren’t working.
As for how much improvement you can expect in your relationships, experts say each situation is unique.