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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: February 2011

posted: Wednesday February 9th - 11:30am

Is Mr.-Right-for-Everyone-Else Mr. Wrong for ADD Adults?

I know how to fall in like and love, but staying in love is another matter. Does the adult ADHD brain want one kind of relationship and the heart another?

I am not very enthused about the new guy I'm seeing. Being that I am a sucker for Valentine's Day, this is rather depressing. I don't want to spend the holiday alone, though to be fair, this guy is rather unromantic. He may not remember the holiday at all, causing me to lose my cool yet again. I can barely call him a boyfriend, although I am...
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posted: Tuesday February 1st - 11:30am

ADHD Is My Big Secret

The last time I told a lover about my ADHD, he broke my heart. If I can find the courage to tell my new guy, will he prove himself trustworthy?

Since the Ex-boyfriend left, I haven't dated much. But while working abroad in Asia, a new man arrived on the scene: a short, small-boned, extremely calm guy I call my Indian Yogi Boyfriend. He’s the exact opposite of the alpha males I typically date, and while he may be a rebound, I’m also seeking to break bad habits and patterns in the New Year. Maybe he...
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