Kate, a real ADHD mom, shares her problem of keeping friends and why she only has one BFF . . .
I very literally have been able to keep one friend (yes, you heard me right, ONE). Even keeping that one friend is sometimes tricky! Luckily, she is able to forgive my rudeness, inappropriate social etiquette and general flake is behavior most of the time, but even she has limits I can push!
Last week, I had something funny I wanted to tell her right away. I knew she was on a business trip, and she had warned me she would be pretty busy, but that didn't stop me from emailing her three times, and when I didn't hear back right away, I texted her excessively. Why did I need her response immediately? Couldn't the story have waited? Not in my eyes. Nope. Had to be right that minute.
I can't tell you how many times we've made plans to get together and I'm all like, Yes, sure! I'd love to do that I and then I back out on my commitment. Now, when we make plans, I think we both make them knowing there's a good chance I'll back out eventually. When I do follow through, it surprises us both!
(Oh, and just yesterday, February 6th, I remembered to wish her a Happy Birthday. Her birthday was in December).
Am I the only one that has trouble keeping friends? What kinds of flake-ish behavior do you have that your friends (or friend..singular) put up with?