“Compassion is an unstable emotion. It’s something that has to be exercised over and over again because it fluctuates. You can feel compassion for someone in the moment and then it sort of ebbs away, and then you have to come back and find a way to reclaim it again.
-Sheila Liming, author of Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time
Our lives are healthiest when we have a network of connections, and friends are a hugely important part of that network (along with family, connections to organizations with purpose and more). When coupled, we sometimes don’t make enough time for our individual friends.
That’s a loss for you and for your friends. So, I urge you to take a few minutes right now and think about your closest friends. Have you reached out to them lately? If not, I urge you to take the next 15 minutes or more to reach out with a touch – large or small. Or, if you can’t, put a reminder in your calendar to do so at a later time.
Resources For those in relationships impacted by ADHD
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