Living With ADD ADHD
One of the painful things about having ADD ADHD is that people who don’t have it can’t understand what it’s like. They may recognize some of the symptoms and problems and they may know what it’s like to live with someone with ADD ADHD, but-
they can’t imagine what it’s like living with it.
“Sonny, I don’t have time to explain marriage to you, and even if I did, you wouldn’t understand. They tried to explain it to me and I didn’t understand it and if I tried to explain it to you, you wouldn’t understand it either.”
One petty crook to another younger petty crook, a paraphrased quote from Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V Higgins. Part played by Robert Mitchum in the movie.
So, I’m saying it’s kind of like that with ADD ADHD too.
But there are some pretty good descriptions we could share with them. Worth a try?
What having ADD ADHD is like
Lisa On Life with ADD – (First of Three Parts)
Denial of ADD ADHD
This problem of not understanding is related of course to the problem of those who deny the existence of ADD ADHD. Part of the difference is that it’s hard for me to have any sympathy for those people.
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