2) See a therapist to work on issues from the past and unsolved hurts in childhood.
3) Work with your ADHD coach or therapist, to develop strategies for social skills and increase self-esteem.
Cognitive functions deteriorate, immune system weaken, addictions increase, which increases depression further.
1) Join a support group or hang out where other ADHDers hang out. One client reported feeling like she ‘had come home’ when she joined an ADHD group, and met fellow ADDers for the first time.
4) If you have depression, visit your medical doctor.
It is harder to implement these suggestions when you have untreated depression.
Loneliness is not tied to relationship status, and it’s a fallacy to assume that marriage or cohabitation is the solution.
People with ADHD often have low self-esteem and confidence and so, don’t feel they deserve good quality relationships.Having ADHD can be isolating because you are experiencing challenges and frustrations that other people don’t have.You probably have been experiencing these feelings since childhood (even if you didn’t know you had ADHD then).Making new friends can be challenging when you have ADHD.If you have met someone you get on with, it can be hard to transition that to friendship.
According to researchers, many older singles are not doing so well. We worry about maintaining social connections if we lose mobility.