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I am tired of feeling alone. 2017-12-14T21:59:02+00:00

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  • mikaturn88
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    Hi! I am Mika. I was first diagnosed with ADHD at the age of nine and this past summer I was diagnosed with combination adult ADHD. And to be honest I am adrift in a tiny paper boat in this vast ADHD sea. I was recently left by my ex-husband two years ago. So now alone in a town very far from my main support system I am finding my self; trying to figure out how to do all of this. The being a single mom when I can’t even remember to feed my self, most of the time. Paying bills. Running a household. Juggling multiple jobs as I try to get into school to finish an education I put on hold for him. Medications, no sleep, multiple therapists (one for my ADHD one for the emotional and mental abuse from my marriage). I find my little paper boat taking on water and I don’t know what to do. I have many loving friends and an endlessly supportive family but none of them truly get it, and I feel alone in the shame, the frustration, the daydreaming. I don’t know how I am ever going to get out of this hole when my brain won’t give me the ability to be wonder woman. I think I need some support of people who understand. I have never met someone else with ADHD who is willing to communicate about it. I want to know that it is okay. I want to know how others handle this and that I am not failing at life. So anyone else feels alone? Anyone else in a paper boat? Anyone want to stop traveling alone and maybe start a fleet of paper boats together?

    wiredonjava
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    Hi Mika, I can relate and I thank you for putting your struggle so well into words. I feel like an oddball all of the time and feel much depression/anxiety/social isolation. The communication problems I experience daily are endless and my restlessness and search for belonging too. I joined an online bbok club on goodreads so if you want to join https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/18975-readers-with-add-adhd here it is. I don’t know if you live near Hamilton, Ont. but there is a live support group if you can make it, it might be helpful https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/adhdok-adult-adhd-in-hamilton-4298009931 I wish I could help more but I feel like I’m falling through the cracks too. I can’t find any specialists and I’m tired of defending myself all the time. Chat me up anytime. P.S. this website is undergoing construction for awhile and it’s annoying 🙂 Cathy

    mikaturn88
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    Thanks Cathy! I am actually in Saskatchewan and there is a support group here but it is in conflict with my days that I have my daughter. It’s the organizational and getting going that I have issues with most of the time. I will have to find time to look into this goodreads book club. There never seems to be enough hours in the day.

    Mikaela

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