Insensitive jokes from friends-how do you react??
Being diagnosed as an adult after what seemed like forever of struggling and still struggling, I’ll admit I have some bitter feelings with my ADHD diagnosis. I never talk about it to anyone (except obvi my Dr), because I don’t like the (possible ) judgement.
I’m thankful I am finally succeeding in life for once alongside fully functional people! But with that, comes the jokes! oh everyone’s got jokes that when they suddenly have a random thought or can’t focus for like a mili-second, they blurt out “I’m SOO ADHD! haha!!! seriously I think I have it!!” These are from my co-workers who graduated college in 4 years with 3.9 gpa btw. I on the other hand struggled getting done w/college in 7 years with a 3.1 with the same degree.
I’ve known my co-workers/roommates for 2 months now, and they have all said this jokingly on a WEEKLY basis…why does it bother me soooo much?? Is it inappropriate to tell them it’s insensitive…people say these jokes all the time, and I usually ignore it, but honestly it’s getting so old. How does anyone else handle this situation?? Ideas?
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