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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: April 2012

posted: Monday April 16th - 5:22pm

"Here We Go Again, Another Dead End"

Yes, Auntie, I'm still single. And in therapy. And discouraged by more reminders of how little I can control.

The cousin and her beau are here. They arrived as a package of four, if you add on the nosy uncle and aunt. At the mass family gathering at the fancy-schmancy restaurant a few days after their arrival, the annoying aunt made it a point of highlighting my singleness when another cousin asked me if I wanted to attend a networking drink with him. "Are there...
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posted: Tuesday April 3rd - 11:10am

My Invisible Disorders: ADHD and Depression

A bad fall. A hip replacement. As my loved ones suffer through physical pain, I can't help but feel that my struggles with ADHD and depression, though often invisible, are no less worthy of compassion.

A little after midnight a week ago, the grandmother slipped and fell in the bathroom. She has been hospital- and bed-ridden since, which is akin to torture for everyone involved. At 89, the grandmother is feisty and impatient and hates her roommates, the doctors, and the hospital food. She badly wants to walk again and the aunt doesn't have the heart to tell her that she won't...
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