ADHD does many things in one’s life especially when it comes to relationships. Most of us don’t realize how much we act abnormally until someone else tells us and we don’t always know how it impacts us until it is too late. By that time, our actions not only impacted us but also many of those closest to us not only in physical proximity but also relationally.
Now, not all things that we do so terrible we can’t make friends or good family relationships, it’s just that ADHD makes our actions stand out more. In my family relationship, my ADHD makes good uninterrupted conversations very difficult, and with my friends, I tend to hug more than what most people are comfortable with. But once they get used to how you act, like many of my wonderful friends have, it’s a lot easier to learn how to temper various impulses both verbal and physical.
ADHD, while it is a pain trying to control it especially unmedicated, it does not define who you are especially if you have good friends and family relationships to help you with it. It impacts your nonverbal and physical actions but it does not control you or your life if you learn to control it before bad habits form. For me, when ADHD starts becoming more prominent after my meds wear off, it is in a sense a blessing because I become more aware of the love of those around me even though I don’t always show them the greatest attention or love back.