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Couples With One ADHD Partner

It happened again!, Help!

it happened once again, I lost another job.  also alienating friends once again.  what am I to do? is there anyone who can help me? I am living a miserable life my marriage is suffering as a consequence!
where can I find employment where I interacted with others for minimum amounts of time? and where my shortcomings don’t cut my throat?are their careers for me that fit my requirements/dreams?
I am a male who suffers with these issues:
Problem solving:
dissecting complex arguments, making quick and accurate estimations, calculate figures in my head, figuring percentages in my head, and determining the best course of action.
communicating clearly, and thinking outside the box, avoiding errors, multitasking quickly and efficiently.
decision-making in time sensitive situation, having slow cognitive processes, adapting to changing environments, reacting quickly.
maintaining focus on important task all day, improving productivity and precision at home and work, concentrating well learning something new, avoiding distractions.

remembering the location of objects and items, remembering names after the first introduction, learning new subjects quickly and accurately, he track of several ideas at the same time.


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Posted by JaclynADHDmom on May 19, 2013 at 2:04pm

What about seeing a doctor who specializes in ADHD?  Medication and/or therapy may help improve some of these issues.

Posted by Abner on May 19, 2013 at 3:15pm

My husband works for the pipeline.  Everyone says he does wonderful. He has ADHD. Although I agree that many people have benefited in there marriage with therapy and /or medication.  Wish my husband would try!

Posted by Confusedfilly on May 20, 2013 at 12:19am

My husband drives for a transportation company, limos, town cars, buses. Individuals, groups, sometimes short runs, sometimes long. It is the same enough that he can master the tasks, different enough so that he doesn’t get bored and consequently defiant. And his interactions with coworkers are necessarily brief and to the point, with clients superficial and congenial so not muc opportunity to out his foot in his mouth.

Seems to be working out well, serves his need to accomplish tasks - long term projects killer for ADD brains, and for variety. Maybe something like this?

Posted by YellaRyan on May 20, 2013 at 9:51am

Meds if you aren’t taking any.  New meds if you already are taking some that aren’t working.

I’d get a job that’s hard to be fired from.  Government job fits that bill though they are really hard to get in this economy.  Don’t know how easy it is to be fired from a unionized job.

Driving job sounds great but make sure you can pay attention enough on the road.  Adhers are 4 times more likely to get in an accident cause they can’t pay attention.

Security guard.

Posted by heehee62 on May 21, 2013 at 3:28am
Posted by heehee62 on May 21, 2013 at 3:30am

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