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Old 06-25-17, 05:43 PM
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Hi guys x

I recently discovered this forum after being diagnosed with ADHD inattentive type at the beginning of the year. I am 31, married, two young children, the youngest is autistic. My marriage is falling apart because my husband has grown to resent me, like nearly every other partner I've ever had. He also doesn't seem to believe that ADD is a real thing and just calls me lazy, bad mother, bad wife and even retarted.

My life has pretty much been a wreck since my early childhood. I have suffered from an eating disorder, I have self-harmed and at one point was addicted to alcohol. I have been sober for 5 years now. I quit smoking 6 years ago. I have tried pot but it has a horrible effect on my body and mind, and also cocaine a few times which didn't do anything except make me feel like a "normal" person.
I dropped out of uni twice, I have no qualifications and at the moment am a stay at home mum. I am socially awkward and tend to isolate myself. I am forgetful, easily distracted, always late for everything, impulsive, have extremely low self esteem and my mind constantly gets into loops. I have great difficulties with the concept of time.
And of course there's more but I'll keep at that for now, don't want to scare people off lol

Hope you all have a great day/night/afternoon/whatever!

I am very glad I found this forum!

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Hi guys x

I recently discovered this forum after being diagnosed with ADHD inattentive type at the beginning of the year. I am 31, married, two young children, the youngest is autistic. My marriage is falling apart because my husband has grown to resent me, like nearly every other partner I've ever had. He also doesn't seem to believe that ADD is a real thing and just calls me lazy, bad mother, bad wife and even retarted.
Just curious- how long have you been married and when were you diagnosed? When you dated were these types of issues present? What makes him not believe adhd is a real disorder? If he can read and type he can easily ask Ms Google about adhd and find out it is not fake. And anyone who insults a wife while slandering an already marginalized group of people by saying you are "retarded" is a jerk-plain and simple. Not only is it a jerk thing to do, its a school yard move. little kids who are cruel say retarded on the school playground.

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My life has pretty much been a wreck since my early childhood. I have suffered from an eating disorder, I have self-harmed and at one point was addicted to alcohol. I have been sober for 5 years now. I quit smoking 6 years ago.
In this regard- he should be singing your PRAISE. I am an alcoholic in recovery and kicking alcohol is not easy. Kicking smoking is so hard, I am not there yet. I also used to have an eating disorder and have a slew of other stuff going on.

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I have tried pot but it has a horrible effect on my body and mind, and also cocaine a few times which didn't do anything except make me feel like a "normal" person.
Be careful here. Its very easy to swap one addiction for another.

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I dropped out of uni twice, I have no qualifications and at the moment am a stay at home mum. I am socially awkward and tend to isolate myself. I am forgetful, easily distracted, always late for everything, impulsive, have extremely low self esteem and my mind constantly gets into loops. I have great difficulties with the concept of time.
And of course there's more but I'll keep at that for now, don't want to scare people off lol

Hope you all have a great day/night/afternoon/whatever!

I am very glad I found this forum!

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