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28. We usually don't work with tough love, we work well with support. One of the kindest things a friend ever did for me is when I had a project to finish, she stayed in the room with me quietly working because she knew that I would feel motivated to get it done if she was there
29. We need you to understand that we don't intend to upset you with what seem like failures to you. We don't mean to let you down. When you have ADHD it's like seeing what you want in a glass case you don't have access to. We want to accomplish so much, we just need the keys
30. Speaking of keys, you know what changed everything for me? When I started taking medication (in my case, adderall) eight years ago. It changed my life in a way I can't explain in a tweet. What those of us with ADHD don't need from you is jokes about medication.
31. We don't need you to tell us that we must have lost weight cause we take medication, or if we are particularly productive one day, we don't need you to say things like we should take more medication. We don't you telling us that we should take less medication either
32. That's what doctors are for. We also don't need those of you who take adderall recreationally or once in a while to study an examine to mess up the system for us. Several years ago I had to go to 3 pharmacies to find adderall. That's not because people with ADHD abuse it
33. It's because people who don't have ADHD think it's great to pop an adderall before going out. Notice how I am not talking about people who are facing addiction. What we need you to understand is ADHD is our daily/hourly burden. It is a complex disorder that we can work with
34. But we need you to understand that we often know how best to work with it, you don't. We need you, if you value our work and value us as friends, spouses, to learn from us what our challenges are. We have so much to offer you if you give us a chance.
35. I understand there's a break in this thread so I'm going to put everything in a moment. And I'll keep adding to it.

Thanks for reading along!
36. Here is the moment with all the tweets in one place, sorry that the thread gotten broken up!

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