I was diagnosed with ADHD a couple years ago in my early 20's.. but I have yet to learn how to best manage my syptoms. They like to make a mess of things--just like they have been doing my whole life. I'm just more aware of the how and why now.
This is particularly a problem since I recently married the most wonderful man who happens to have the most logical thinking brain around. He tries so hard to be patient with my "shortcomings" ( ie, bad time management, lack of motivation, etc.); however he is human, and naturally gets frustrated with these things every once in a while. That said, he is under the impression that the brain is amazing in it's ability to adapt and change for the better. So in his opinion and understanding, he thinks "yeah you have ADHD... But that doesn't mean you can just overcome it with some effort." And "stop blaming everything on ADHD and using it as a crutch".
I know that he makes some good points, because to some extent he is right. However, it has been so hard trying to explain or help him see how much harder it is for me to do those things. And then I start to think " well maybe I'm just too lazy.. or I should try harder". But it's counterproductive because the overwhelm kicks in, and my brain shuts down before I get to the point where my thought process is actually constructive.
So I just wanted to not only get advice on how I can conquer my own mountains, but also ask any if any of your loved ones might have advice for my husband as well. He has mentioned that he feels it would be helpful to hear from someone in his position.
Anyway you guys can help a girl out with this one??