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19 Illustrations That Sum Up Being In A Relationship When You Have ADHD

We promise we aren't ignoring you.

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1. Dating when you have ADHD is more complicated than most people think.

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2. Even when it comes to just playing the field, it seems like we're always at one extreme or the other.

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3. On a first date, it's easy to mistake our distraction for a lack of interest, especially in busy restaurants.

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4. Then we might have tunnel vision with someone new, but we'll eventually balance everything out.

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5. We don't intend to annoy our partner, but we also get how our habits can be a little infuriating.

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6. Especially our phone habits.

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7. Making plans can get a little crazy sometimes.

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8. But that's really because we have so many fun ideas floating around in our head.

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9. We also get super excited about giving our partner gifts, but it's easy to overthink it and unravel.

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10. We promise we aren't constantly ignoring everything our partner says.

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11. But they still need to be patient with us when telling a super long story.

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12. We're used to not paying attention during movies, so we're always down to Netflix and "chill."

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13. Sex can be all over the place, literally and figuratively.

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14. It's super important for people with ADHD to communicate how they feel to their partners.

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15. Because we'd probably be surprised by how similar our partner feels.

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16. We don't take an understanding partner for granted, especially when we mess up.

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17. Dating someone with ADHD can come with a lot of benefits.

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18. And it means the world when our partner gets that.

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19. And our partner is still the center of our universe... there's just a lot of other shit revolving around in it.

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