Always missing the mark
Hello all, I am new to this group and just felt like I needed an outlet of supportive people who can understand where I’m coming from as I have very little of that. To explain more of myself, I’m 28 years old and was diagnosed with Adhd as a child but never stuck with any consistent treatment of my condition, As a result I have suffered immensely, From a dropping out of high school, a failed marriage, To being black balled out of a profession that I was always good at. Since all of this has happened, I’ve obviously been driven to seek out better treatment due to the havoc of my neglect. I’ve most recently started CBT and am taking adderall again at a very low dosage. I feel like I’m covered with a never ending backwash from the cycle of my path of self destruct due to going untreated. Things haven’t all been bad but for the most part it’s been pretty pathetic. Since, I have lost resources for employment in an area that I thrive in, I’m back at home and have no idea what to do with myself. I’ve explored the option of continuing education but realize that the rate of graduates that are perplexed with Adhd are virtually slim to none. It hurts everyday to see myself in shambles when everyone else around me flourishes. I have no social life other than a group of negative peers from my past which I choose to avoid. It’s even more frustrating to know that I have all the makings to be successful as I’m a fairly handsome guy and extremely talented in sales and operate with average intelligence, at least. I always feel that I’ve been so near but yet so far. I’ve made a reputation as being rebellious and unwilling to conform to societal standards and as a result I’m pretty well ostracized to the point where I feel that I’m in exile. I don’t expect everyone to read this but I surely hope that it may reach someone who can somewhat relate. I know that all of us are different and have different circumstances. Thank you for reading this for those of you that choose to!
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