Couples With One ADHD Partner
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Little did I know that I married into an ADHD family. Wasn’t until years later that my wife was diagnosed, but even though I didn’t know about ADHD at the time, it was obvious that this family was different. Trying to join a conversation with them was like trying to cross an 8 lane highway at rush hour! The speed, the aggressive lane changes, the fear of collisions kept me on the side street just watching in awe. How could they talk at that pace and for so long?!
I later coped by imagining that they were game show contestants with their hands permanently hovering over a buzzer. Whenever a topic came up—whether any of them knew anything about the topic or not didn’t matter—I would imagine them immediately and simultaneously hitting their buzzers to answer or give the expert opinion. Sometimes I’d just throw in a topic, let them go at it and go outside to have more meaningful conversation with the dog. And of course, they had no clue that I disappeared.
Sure, no solution, but it helped me to laugh instead of being frustrated
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