Before you know you have ADHD, you blame your dating partners who never seem to want to stick around in usually tumultuous relationships with you for very long.
Post-diagnosis and armed–or so you think–with meds and coping strategies, often ADHDers continue to wonder why their love relationships continue to end.
And for god's sake - DO NOT "get to know" someone through facebook.
But like just about everything in the realm of mental health, ADD is misunderstood. I’ve had a lot of well meaning but straight up ignorant comments thrown my way about it. One of my classmates in college actually said this to me and I gave her such a dirty look. Okay, there are people who are wrongly diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. This is an actual problem that I and others with it don’t exactly have the luxury to go LOL about. Do you have ADD/ADHD and have to deal with people’s ridiculous comments? Facts About The Disorder And Why Girls Are Under-Diagnosed Follow Gurl! But when it gets to a point where it is debilitating and is having an incredibly negative impact on getting basic tasks done on a regular basis for years and years with no end in sight, then I’ll listen to you. Stop saying you have ADD just because you forgot to text your friend back or whatever.So in case your friend ever talks about their problems with ADD around you, here are 10 things you should never say to them. This is true, especially with young boys with helicopter parents who think that there is something wrong with their kid after a few outbursts in class.
What’s the worst thing you’ve had someone say to you about it?
Well, it’s not like I’ve had very much time to do that anyway since I wasn’t officially diagnosed until I was 21-years-old. Taking medication or not is a personal choice, but it’s never a cure-all!
But now that I know, a lot of struggles that I’ve had inside and outside of the classroom for as long as I can remember finally make a lot more sense. I have inattentive-ADHD which is definitely not marked by 4) But you’re so smart so you must be doing something right? I also have to learn how to learn how to manage my time and responsibilities without the help of a pill.
What on earth would I do without it’s familiar refrain?
Dating Pastry Chef Chris, that inner voice was more of a whisper, though I still wondered when I was going to make the relationship self-destruct.
And there's no reason to use facebook to "stay in touch." You're dating - pick up the phone or at the worst send a text or email.