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“My Husband Perfectly Balanced My ADHD Brain. And Then He Died.”

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ADHD. The answer to both was no – at least not seriously. No one had ever associated me with ADHD outright, probably because of my age and gender.

It was not a common diagnosis back in my day.I was, however, called a daydreamer, lazy, sloppy, and unorganized many a time.

I had been identified as having a reading comprehension issue. I had also been admonished most of my life for my lack of focus and concentration, and scolded with “you’re not listening” and “watch what you’re doing.” Even my late husband sometimes thought if I “just paid more attention” I would be able to do A, B, or C — or not do X, Y, and Z.I believed and internalized what others told me.

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