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Jane D., a professional writer with ADHD in her early 40s, blogs about dating and relationships, working and losing a variety of jobs, and surviving and thriving with attention deficit, along with depression and anxiety. She lives and works near a big city on the West Coast.« Recent Blog Posts
Archives: May 2008
posted: Friday May 30th - 4:50pm
A Summer Romance
Juggling men and unraveling the roots of ADD...
posted: Thursday May 29th - 3:21pm
In many ways I feel like having ADD is like being a child-adult; my tendency and the temptation is to sit in a sandbox and make mud pies.
posted: Tuesday May 27th - 12:28pm
Liar, Pants on Fire
Did my shrink say she was an expert in ADD? If so, why was she being so callous?
posted: Friday May 23rd - 10:44am
A Fine for Forgetfulness
After losing the prescription, I sulked in the waiting room and thought about life before the assembly line of shrinks and different meds.
posted: Wednesday May 21st - 10:06am
Rebounding and Rebounding
What hurt most was how I had tried to explain that something was wrong. The behavior therapy, the drugs, the beginnings but no ends. Only like everything else, he wants to avoid the issue.
posted: Monday May 19th - 2:59pm
You Call This Summer?
The stepmom is convinced I need to find a solid, dependable partner—the opposite of me.
posted: Wednesday May 14th - 2:24pm
I Give Up
After swallowing the ADD meds, I had new thoughts, new plans—but no means to start the engine.
posted: Monday May 12th - 12:16pm
If ADD were a gift, we'd publicize it — and not feel strait jacketed by everything conventional.
posted: Friday May 9th - 9:41am
I joined three dating sites, but forget the passwords half the time — not to mention the names of the dates themselves.
posted: Tuesday May 6th - 10:18am
I'd slept like a pig and broken all the self-made resolutions. Why even take the Adderall, I wondered?
posted: Friday May 2nd - 11:02am« ADHD & the City's blog
Winter Blues, Paving the Way for a Spring Funk
I calculated the cost for ADD meds and therapy as $10,000 a year, and felt like I was backed into a corner, suffocating.
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