The emotion commotion of ADHD can hurt self-esteem, relationships, and just about everything else in life. Here’s what you should know to control it.
(8) ADHD Emotion: How it Affects Relationships
Rejection-Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) can wreak havoc on relationships. Since the wounds of RSD are almost unbearable, the only way to deal with the situation is to deny that the person—teacher, relative, coworker, or spouse—who is rejecting, critical, or teasing has any importance to the ADHD person. Rather than suffer more wounds at the hands of an authority figure, he devalues the importance of the other person. The ADDers has to find occasions several times a day to remind the other person how worthless, stupid, and even harmful they and their opinions are.