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Jane D., a 30-something professional writer and student with ADHD, 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, works, and studies in a big city on the East Coast.

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Archives: August 2010

posted: Tuesday August 31st - 6:00pm

As Sprinters, ADD Adults' Relationship Downfalls Include Losing Energy, Interest, and Charm

Like most adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), I excel at being caring, charming, and social -- in short spurts. In the long run, I struggle with scheduling, paying attention, and sustaining the energy I first heavily invest in a loved one.

I've been living without a roadmap -- from meal to meal, from set alarm to set alarm -- such that the purpose of life itself seems lost in my own daily rat race. Some time during the past few weeks it's become clear -- through my swimming, my work, and my interest in people -- that I am a sprinter. ...
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