Starting a project is a challenge; but stopping it is an even bigger challenge. However, when they are interested in a specific topic, they zone in so deep that it’s hard to pull them out of that zone.They are afraid they will say something foolish or react inappropriately. For people with ADD, the surface is an invisible exterior that they penetrate. Inventors, artists, musicians, and writers thrive in this zone. Like The Princess and the Pea, they can feel a pea under twenty mattresses. Once a task is complete, papers related to it are placed in a pile, where they stay until the piles grow too high.
Instead of keeping the focus on what’s in front of them, people with ADD are staring at the colors in the painting on the wall.Whether it’s your child, boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse or soon-to-be spouse, ADD tests every relationship.The best way to bring peace into both your lives is to learn a new mindset to deal with the emotional roller-coaster that ADD brings all-day-every-day.Making decisions or completing tasks on time is a struggle.Not because they are lazy or irresponsible, but because their minds are full of options and possibilities. It’s easy to avoid making decisions because they are over-thinkers.Even when their oxygen is running low, if they are enjoying the view, they won’t come up for air until they’re almost out of oxygen.For a person with ADD, their emotions are flying wild, out of proportion and cannot be contained.Being in a noisy restaurant can sound like you are standing in the front row at a Metallica concert.A depressing news snippet can set them into end-of-the-world mode.No matter how many post-its or calendar reminders they set; their distracted mind is always elsewhere. That’s why they have fifteen windows open on their desktop. The emotions, thoughts, words, and touch of a person with ADD is powerful. They also have many awesome qualities that you will enjoy once you understand how they think and feel.Due to the constant activity in their mind, once a task is finished, they are ready to move on to the next task without closing up the prior task. Compassion, empathy and patience will carry you through the most difficult times.