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664d

For others with AD(H)D and/or Asd, how do you maintain friendships without getting burnt out? I often go through periods where I completely ghost my friends for weeks at a time, yet I feel no desire to talk to them. I don’t want them to be upset or hurt so I try and push myself to talk, but most of the time, I’m completely okay not communicating with them. At the same time, I don’t want to be lonely, but can’t seem to find a good middle ground.

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    • Helios_24

      664d

      I have the same problem. Most of the time I just tell them what's happening and give them the heads up that I won't be too talkative and I can't help it. And if they are good friends, they will understand and tell you to let them know if you need anything.

    • Kyrabooo

      664d

      I’m lucky enough that most of my close friends either have ADHD themselves or understand it well enough to get me. So they understand the burnout and unintentional ghosting and the RSD. I’ve never had a relationship (friendship or otherwise) last very long because I struggle so hard with keeping in contact without getting overwhelmed. It’s really hard. The community is here, though, and we travel in packs. lol

    • Brinnon

      664d

      I have this issue too. It's part of the reason I don't have irl friends (rejection sensitivity doesn't help either). I only have internet friends who understand when I'm going through a burn out. I think it's more acceptable and people tend to be more understanding online rather than irl.

    • Helios_24

      664d

      I have the same problem. Most of the time I just tell them what's happening and give them the heads up that I won't be too talkative and I can't help it. And if they are good friends, they will understand and tell you to let them know if you need anything.

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