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Re: The hardest thing I've had to confront

Re: The hardest thing I've had to confront2010-04-09T16:39:40+00:00

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“I think the hardest thing I’ve had to confront is how many areas of life I’ve given up on. They aren’t really a ‘problem’ any more because I just don’t go there. ‘Friends.’ ‘A happy marriage.’ ‘Closeness and good conversation.’ As I’m dealing with this, I’m sad when I notice how shut down I’ve become. I don’t want to be dead. Or numb. I don’t want anyone to be that way.”

This is so eye opening for me. As a young adult, this is what I fear. What your reality has become because of ADHD. And I don’t mean that in a negative way. It’s just I’ve given up in university, and with each passing year I find the struggle with everyday, adulthood norms more and more disheartening. I don’t want to get to the point where I give up. I have yet to marry, or start a family, as I’m only 24, but this is what I want most in life, along with the steady career. My parents, who have been happily married for 38 years, instilled good morals and values in me. The things I know that I need to have a happy family and marriage, like a good career, strong relationship, healthy routines, good lifestyle habits etc, I feel like they are becoming increasingly harder to attain. I mean how the hell am I ever going to take care of someone else if I can’t even take care of me. I don’t even know where to start!