Shout-Out To My High-Maintenance Friends

Because valuing low-maintenance friends above others is some toxic-positivity, ableist B.S.

My friends didn’t choose most of what makes them either high, low, or even medium-maintenance. Whether that be disability, trauma, neurodivergence, poverty, mental illness, or none of the above.

A lot of the factors that make a person so-called high-maintenance are outside of their control in the first place.

Our maintenance level changes hourly.

Read my article on Illumination.


Published by Jillian ADHD 2e MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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