How to talk to someone with ADHD

Try to avoid phrasing things as questions if they need not be.

For example, an offer of support could sound like an active question:

  • "do you need support?"

or it could be a passive statement that requires no response:

  • "let me know if you want support"

See how the latter is much more relaxing? There's no implicit request for response. That also makes it easier to respond to, ironically.

A hypothesis: don't ask yes/no questions, especially if you're expecting the answer to go one way and the other way would surprise you.

"Can we talk?" (expecting a yes) could just as well be "I'd like to talk to you, let me know when it suits you".

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Created (2 months ago)