Denial — ADD Tip o the day 115

A while back I got an email from napster, where I had a bunch of music I’d bought.

It said something about something they were going to change and something I needed to do to keep from losing my songs.  I was on vacation, and I didn’t read it carefully, kind of scanned it, and I didn’t understand it and I didn’t understand what I was supposed to do and I didn’t want to fool with it, so I decided I wouldn’t really lose any songs and that I didn’t need to worry about it.

Later, when I call napster to complain about the songs I’d lost, they said they had warned me.  I don’t use napster anymore.  

(I didn’t really lose too many songs because I’d burned a lot of them to cd’s, which is probably what they were telling me to do in the first place. )

This is denial at work.  I tend to do it fairly often.  It is one of the least effective psychological defenses. 


the book is coming along.  i will update  you soon on the progress.


About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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