Reply To: Unemployed ADD girlfriend

Penny Williams

The ADHD brain is motivated by interest and urgency alone, not by importance, as is the neurotypical brain.

Secrets of Your ADHD Brain

For her to realize that she needs employment that is interesting to succeed is very self-aware and astute. She is looking for an environment where she can be successful, not just employed. Because your finances are solid, she’s able to take her time and wait for a suitable opportunity.

The fact that she is actively seeking employment is another good sign. She’s not just “mooching.”

Here are some job search and employment tips that she may find helpful too:

Finding Joy on the Job

Secrets of Job Success

Finding a Career That Works For You

ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism