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calsurfn
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Mine is like yours. Just a simple what are you doing or what are you up to sends me tumbling down a spiral of rage. I have always felt that even as a young child. I feel talked down to; as if I am doing something I am not supposed to. I was mentally abused by an older brother and my mother growing up. Always referred to me as too “stupid” or a “trouble maker”, when I knew I wasn’t. Today, my wife can be the unlucky recipient of that same wrath and I feel terrible when words come out that I know I do not mean. It is almost impossible to relate how out of control my mind is at times and words or actions can be sorely misunderstood. An apology later always sounds disingenuous and my wife gets very annoyed when I tell her it is an ADHD symptom.