ADD & Relationships
I’m a 36 year old woman that was diagnosed with ADD a few years ago after my 8 yr. old son was. After filling out the paperwork to see if he had it, I realized that’s what has been wrong with me over the years. I have never felt “normal”, always felt “fuzzy headed”. Anyway, I’ve struggled with personal relationships all my life. I have never felt truly connected with someone or “in love”. I’ve been divorced for 6 years. I’ve been dating a guy on and off for almost 2 years now. It’s been a constant battle though, at least I have felt that way, he thinks it’s all in my head and that we’re meant for each other. I can’t figure out if I’m just not in love with him or if it’s the ADD getting in the way. We will get along great for awhile and then I feel like my feelings for him just disappear and I don’t want to talk to him or see him and just feel like being alone. I’ve broke it off with him going on the 3rd time just the other day. I start feeling distant from him and not connected. Right now I feel like I wish he would just move on with his life and find someone else. He is totally confused and I feel bad for him. Every time we try to work things out, I change my mind and want out of the relationship. I’ve never taken medication for ADD just because I’m scared of the side effects. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me??
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