Social relationships can create many challenges for an individual with ADD.Difficulties with paying attention to others, missing important verbal and nonverbal cues, impulsively reacting or saying things that may be hurtful, moodiness, quick temper, low tolerance for frustrations, forgetfulness, zoning out in conversations, oversensitivity to criticism, emotional over-reactions, problems following through with commitments -- these are just some of the issues that make dating and maintaining positive relationships hard for an individual with ADD.Many people who suffer from ADHD report they have difficulty managing relationships and some researchers say that the divorce rate is nearly twice as high for those with ADHD.Issues with organization, time-management, paying attention and figuring out where and how to meet new people can all present difficulties to people who have ADHD. However, with the right mindset and coping tools, many people find they can navigate dating sites, first dates and building strong relationships which take into account their issues and challenges.''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?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.'' Fights over finances tend to be another problem.A common ADHD symptom is doing things on impulse, and that includes buying things.
If people have been telling you for years that you’re forgetful, it might be time to find out if they’re right. ''I can’t believe you bought that -- you know we can’t afford it!Navigating dating and relationships can sometimes be challenging.When you add ADHD into the mix the challenges can intensify.Positive connections with others are vitally important to our well-being.When you surround yourself with people who appreciate and value you, life is much more fulfilling.