COMMUNITY QUESTION OF THE WEEK
We asked: ADHD sometimes allows us to connect all the dots — all at once! Describe a time you experienced a sudden flash of inspiration and saw a creative solution that others were missing. You said:
"I'm a 3rd-grade teacher and have an Afghani refugee in my class. I set him up to copy words I'd written in English using a computer, but he was having trouble. Then I realized that the letters on computer keyboards are all capitals, so he couldn't recognize many of the letters I had written in lowercase. I switched to writing in all caps and he went from zero to 75% in a heartbeat."
"I see the complexities of interpersonal dynamics and peoples' strengths and weaknesses very easily. Organizationally, I can see where businesses can do better. I tend to be the one who calls out the elephant in the room before others are ready to deal with an issue. This is not very popular."
"I was diagnosed at 55, and immediately recognized the lifelong behaviors in my late mother. Sadly, she was no longer around to share the mind-blowing revelation. I can only imagine the lively conversations we might have had!"
This week's question:
While ADHD can lead to short-lasting infatuations, many other adults with ADHD form intensely loyal, give-and-take partnerships. Please share some of your secrets to keeping relationships strong when one or both partners have ADHD. Share now »