Does your wife say she feels like you’re just one more child in the house?
And that can lead to major problems in relationships.
If people have been telling you for years that you’re forgetful, it might be time to find out if they’re right. ''I can’t believe you bought that -- you know we can’t afford it!
You can start by looking over free online resources from organizations like Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and the National Center on ADHD.
These sites can help you find local doctors, and support groups where you can meet people facing similar issues.
''People with ADHD very much intend to do something when they say it. '' Do you feel like you’re always getting blamed for forgetting things, when you know no one actually told you about them?
It’s not like some problems where people lie or are deceitful,'' says Steven Safren, Ph D, director of behavioral medicine in the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Consider this: The condition often causes people to forget things they’re told.
Some people don’t even know they have ADHD until they’re adults. That’s one reason why they might get frustrated with you. Household chores can be a challenge when you have adult ADHD. Your family members may be doing more than their fair share of keeping the household running smoothly. ''You never do what you say you’re going to do.'' You meant it when you said you’d get to your son’s basketball game by p.m. But then you got distracted at work, and your cell phone rang, and then you realized you needed to pick up the dry cleaning.
And if you have it, it could be causing relationship problems. While everyone is different, some common problems seem to affect the relationships of adults with ADHD. On the other hand, you might feel like they're nagging you. ''You never pull your weight around here.'' Mowing the lawn. If the people you live with tell you that you aren’t doing enough, take a step back and consider whether they’re right. And before you knew it, the game was over -- and you were in the dog house.
'' Fights over finances tend to be another problem.
A common ADHD symptom is doing things on impulse, and that includes buying things.
You can also find out how to get tested for the condition.