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Allison Russo
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This reply was originally posted by user John Tucker, PhD, ACG. ADHD Coach in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Hi LadyDi,

It is easy to be down on yourself when your heart is under such a determined assault. When husbands feel inadequate a successful wife can be a threat. He may be jealous and afraid of your success. Even if that is not exactly accurate it is worth trying out the idea that he feels badly about himself and doesn’t know how to support you.

Academically and professionally you are impressive. It would be great if he was jumping up and down and clapping to be connected to such a winner but maybe he’s just scaired.

Go ahead and sit on the couch and eat and watch TV today; just spend 30 minutes at the gym first.