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Rick Green – Founder of TotallyADD
WOW! I remember when I was first diagnosed, and took home the little container of ADHD medications… it took my 5 days to work up the courage to try. And for 3 days I took half pills. Of a very low dose.
Finally, frustrated that I wasn’t noticing any difference, I took a day off from writing The Red Green Show and challenged myself to see if I could actually get some of my back taxes done. The paperwork I mean. At the end of the day I had finished a years worth of paperwork, something that I hadn’t been able to do for… well, a year. And for pretty much every year before that.
The joke is, I figured that was it, but of course pills don’t build skills. So because I didn’t put any structure in place, with a spot for bills, and tax forms, and receipts… well, a year later I was a year behind again. Eventually my wife suggested… okay, after 10 years of begging me to trust her… I let her accountant do my taxes. He charged less than I was paying in fines, and saved me hours of angst.
Anyway, excited to hear how it goes. What you are going through is something every one of us has experienced. My only suggestion is that you warn your husband that things may change and everything will be new… you’ll be finding out who you are, and he’ll be having to dance with a new partner.
Gina Pera’s book, Is It You, Me, or Adult ADHD?” is a great read. And our video, “Living With ADHD” has some solid advice from great experts. Including Gina herself. We interviewed her at her house when we visited San Francisco.
It’s available as a separate video or as part of the Comprehensive Guide.
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