When Jennifer Koretsky was first told by a psychiatrist, at age 25, that she had a neurological condition called attention deficit disorder, or ADD, she didn’t believe it. “I put it off for a while, but when I actually started reading it, I was in tears by the third chapter,” says Koretsky.After all, she was there to talk about her low-level depression. I’m not a little boy bouncing off the walls in class. “It explained why everything was so difficult for me, and it made me feel OK, that it’s not that there’s something wrong with me; it’s that I’ve been approaching things in the wrong way.” An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from ADD, the majority of them undiagnosed.
I try to make friends with girls at yoga, but I feel like I'm hitting on them! Making friends as an adult, when you don't work with females, is the hardest thing ever.
I just want someone to get coffee and watch movies with."Many readers agreed that they were in the same boat.
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Some people settle into a comfortable, close relationship. There are lots of different reasons why people break up. You might find that your interests, ideas, values, and feelings aren't as well matched as you thought they were. You might have developed feelings for someone else. The person you're breaking up with might feel hurt, disappointed, sad, rejected, or heartbroken.
Changing your mind or your feelings about the other person is another. Or maybe you've discovered you're just not interested in having a serious relationship right now. When you're the one ending the relationship, you probably want to do it in a way that is respectful and sensitive.
When I moved to New York after college, I felt the exact same way. Say that you're going to see easier than saying "we should hang out sometime" and then having it never happen.) Chances are that she will say yes--or, if she's busy, she'll suggest something later on. That way, it will seem like less of a departure from what you already do together.
I'd walk by groups of female friends at restaurants and really wish I could join them. (Brunches are always a fun, casual activity to suggest, too. (Not that it would matter either way, but it might make you feel more comfortable.)Choose Recurring Activities (Think: Seeing people for a recurring activity is a great way to establish a real friendship (versus going on "dinner dates," where you just catch up on your lives, you know? You can invite a few people over for with the same people for the last three seasons and now we're fast friends (we barely knew each other at the beginning).
“Having ADD can be a curse,” says Hallowell — who speaks from personal experience, having both been diagnosed with the disorder himself and raising two sons with ADD. With the right knowledge, skills and strategies, ADD can be a unique gift that helps people thrive.
“Once you learn how to live with ADD, it becomes a wonderful blessing.” That was precisely Koretsky’s experience.
But talking to the adults in your life can seem difficult or intimidating — especially when it comes to certain subjects. Maybe you need to break bad news to a parent, like getting a speeding ticket or failing an exam.