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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: May 2010

posted: Wednesday May 26th - 1:00pm

Giving Relationship Therapy a Try as an ADD Adult...Now That I'm Single!

To help cope with the breakup, I am seeking the help of a psychologist. Here's what I've learned so far.

I suppose getting someone that got so under my skin, the way the Ex-Boyfriend did, out of my system is as hard as giving up cigarettes. I've never been a smoker but I can somewhat understand now why doing a detox is so painful. Yesterday, I took the first step and saw a psychologist, an older Jewish woman who I'll call...
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posted: Monday May 17th - 1:15pm

In Relationships, Is ADD/ADHD a Gift or Curse?

Do adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) have a sixth sense -- intuition -- and, if so, is it helpful, or harmful, in romantic relationships?

The Gift of ADD/ADHD: They say that adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) have almost a sixth sense about people. My sharp sense of intuition is the one personal attribute that I've always been proud of. Since I was little I've been able to smell a two-faced person from a mile away. The Mixed-Blessing: And then, sometimes, I...
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posted: Friday May 14th - 6:30pm

What Really Happened with the Now Ex-Boyfriend

You've asked me to be more specific about the breakup and the recent return of the ex-Boyfriend. And I will. In this week's post I've tried to be honest with you -- and myself.

Dear Readers, There will never be any one answer to all of the whys (Why did I date him for so long? Why did I let him come back? Again?). The answers are muddled somewhere in his actions. But, for OptimusStratus, a loyal reader of this blog, who recently decided to take a break from reading my posts, and other loyal readers wishing to know...
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