juliegarbus

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  • in reply to: Losing it #138217
    juliegarbus
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    I’m sure this doesn’t make you feel any better, but your post and this thread has made my day! I am totally in the same boat, and it’s such a relief to have other people say they are, too. Yesterday I cut a chocolate truffle in half, put one half back in the box, put the box in the cupboard, and….where did I put that half truffle I wanted to eat? D*mn! I don’t have any tips, unfortunately. I do notice that if I get super frazzled about the missing/forgotten thing, I go into an AD/HD spiral and start doing other spacey things.(Typical example: I leave my wallet at the store, discover this on the way home, and run a red light because I’m so frazzled because of forgetting the wallet.) It helps if I take some deep breaths and try not to freak out. Turning the incident into a funny story helps, too, except that my family doesn’t have a sense of humor about my AD/HD–they just think it’s super annoying.

    in reply to: Trigger words. #114063
    juliegarbus
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    And one more, from friends: “I think I may have a little ADHD because…[friend names something like misplacing keys or forgetting to buy something at the store that they do, like, twice a year but I do every week].

    in reply to: Trigger words. #114062
    juliegarbus
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    When I was a kid, I hated “That’s not the way you’re SUPPOSED to do it!” Now–from boss about getting my time sheet in on time: “You’re so intelligent—why can’t you do this simple thing?” From husband when I stomp around the house cursing, looking for my missing [fill in the blank–keys, wallet, iPhone, etc]: “Stop spreading your negative attitude to the rest of us.”

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