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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.

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Archives: March 2010

posted: Monday March 29th - 1:00pm

Lessons I've Learned About Healing from a Breakup (Inspired by Attending an AA Meeting)

Grief, whether caused by alcoholism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), or a bad breakup, has many lessons to teach. Here's what I've learned.

The apartment is now silent and void of laughter. A weekend ago it was packed with catching up with my friend Jane II who has proven to be a gem. Maybe it is the number of years on her, or maybe it is the acute pain from losing her husband whom she thinks of everyday, but she's been there for me since the earth opened up...
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posted: Tuesday March 23rd - 11:30am

Are Honest Relationship Conversations Possible?

Someday I hope to be in a relationship where we can openly discuss what I want, what he wants, what is making us unhappy, and what we can do to fix any issues. The question is whether that is something the Boyfriend wants -- with me -- and whether I can get over the breakup if the answer is no.

I can't get the Boyfriend out of my mind. One minute we were having a seemingly good time -- sure, there was trouble on the horizon, but it was nothing that couldn't be worked out in a discussion -- the next thing our relationship, which we both worked so hard to build, is over. And the Boyfriend is making it so clear he doesn't want to...
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posted: Wednesday March 17th - 4:30pm

Spring Forward: Recovering from the Breakup

Moving on after breaking up -- does attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) complicate things?

Spring marched in first with a rainstorm on Saturday followed by days of sun. Mother Nature could be a tease, but more likely than not this signals the arrival of this new season and perhaps the promise of new beginnings, and potential resolutions. The Boyfriend . One moment you are a couple, suspended in the you that became we, wrapped up together in a penthouse...
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posted: Friday March 5th - 5:30pm

Breaking Up: Was it the ADHD? Was it Just Me?

Adult ADHD blogger Jane D. on breaking up with her boyfriend.

Testing...Testing...Testing: Hi, this is the ADDitude Web editor checking in to give you an update on Jane D. I received the following e-mail this week, explaining her absence from the blog and she wanted me to share it with you, her loyal readers. Here she explains it in her own words: I just wanted to let you know that something happened over the past weekend that was...
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