relationships + college + work + ADD = bad news
February 1, 2012 10:09 PM Subscribe
How can I better manage and balance and save my relationship, college, and work along with my ADD?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm having trouble managing my relationship with my SO, college, and working part time. Also I've been officially diagnosed with ADD within the past year or so and have been taking medication (Adderall XR) for it.
My SO and I have been living together since the beginning of my fall semester this year in college. While it's great spending time with my SO, I've been slacking off on my part of doing the housework [cleaning, dishes, cooking, laundry] which is causing a rift between us. I'm currently a full time college student and working part time at my university [at school for 35 hours a week], so usually when I return from classes/work, it's been at least 8 hours, I nap for a bit before starting my assignments.
SO has been constantly reminding me that I am not doing my share of the work, and while I'm trying my hardest and SO acknowledges that, it's not enough for my SO.
I believe part of the problem is having ADD/ADHD inattentive, which comes the procrastination, forgetting things, getting frustrated easily and being impulsive and being irresponsible for my actions, which in turn makes SO frustrated at myself because SO needs to pick up my slack and most recently, lost my SO trust because of an impulsive action that occurred.
What can I change or do differently that will be more effective in being a more useful part of the household my SO and I share? Any tips in managing my ADD besides medication?