This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
What’s most important is your own acceptance of the diagnosis and taking steps to improve areas of weakness. You cannot please everyone, and, as long as they accept you for who you are, it really doesn’t matter if they accept the label.
An important article on accepting the diagnosis and moving forward: https://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/11473.html.
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