ADD Ruined Relationship?
I’m 26 years old and was just diagnosed with ADD. I struggled for 5 years to finish college and just wasn’t able to focus enough. The last week my life has been turned upside down. My fiance who I had been dating for 2 years, engaged to for 1 year, left me. ADD played a huge role. For the last 4 months I had been going to counseling because of angry outbursts I was having (especially when I drank). I had issues controlling my alcohol intake when I started drinking especially when among friends. Money was my other weakness, I had a tendency to spend money on frivolous things and I couldn’t resist the urge which led to some trust issues. Through these issues, and counseling, I was diagnosed with ADD. My fiance had been working with me and coming to counseling with me as well: she controlled the money so I had limited access to fund and a budget, I started taking an anti-anxiety medication as well as Adderall. Things were starting to get better, slowly but surely, it wasn’t going to be an overnight fix. But apparently it was too late. She left me a week ago because she “couldn’t handle it anymore”. I know it was hard on her but she promised to work with me as long as I was getting help. I guess that changed. My world has been turned upside down and I’m really lost. Has anyone else gone through a similar loss due to their ADD? Do you have any advice for how to get my life back together and prevent this from happening in the future? I’ve been budgeting very carefully, stopped drinking, continuing counseling, and continuing to take medications as prescribed. What helped you get through similar situations?
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