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chaard 06-07-18 02:25 AM

How did ADHD symptoms make you for an easy target to abuse?
 
Hey guys,

I have a very poor working memory due to ADHD, and I feel that this could make someone an easy target for gaslighting or manipulation. I left my exhusband because of this exact thing. My credit memory (i also have a TBI so double whammy). It was used to manipulate, hold power over me, and gaslight the **** out of me.

Now, I am writing a novel where this is a subplot so I'm wondering how others suffering from ADHD have also suffered so I can get a better insight on how to base my plot.

Thanks! Any response is appreciated.

sarahsweets 06-07-18 07:49 AM

Re: How did ADHD symptoms make you for an easy target to abuse?
 
I think its very possible. I am an alcoholic in recovery and there are things I do not remember so I have the double whammy as well. My kids are always doing this. They will mention something t0 me while Im in the middle of something else and then when I forget they get upset with me and say"mom we talked about this!"

Ronelh 06-07-18 12:58 PM

Re: How did ADHD symptoms make you for an easy target to abuse?
 
I worked in a job for about six months where I was yelled at every day and told I was stupid for forgetting stuff. It got so that my coworkers and boss would blame me for forgetting stuff even when I wasn't the one who forgot it, just because I was the person most likely to forget it. I wanted to do a good job and would really beat myself up when I made a mistake, so I guess that did make me rather an easy target. I still wish I hadn't stuck with that job for six whole months .... I should have left it much sooner.


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