Not sure I have any answers, but I just want to acknowledge how frustrating it must be for people to hear things like:
- Hire an assistant.
- Leave your trusted therapist to find someone who isn’t on your insurance plan, but knows something about ADHD.
- Hire a coach.
- Hire an organizer.
- Hire a housekeeper.
- Pay someone else to do your laundry.
- Pay someone to just sit there while you sort your mail.
- Use a meal delivery service.
- Buy one of those bluetooth trackers so you won’t lose your keys.
- Quit your job that isn’t a good fit.
- Take time off work to commute from your rural location into a metropolitan area where there might be doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating ADHD. Repeat as often as necessary until you find the perfect fit.
I admit that I have offered all of the advice listed above. I’m sorry. Not that these things can’t be helpful, but I do know that for many, they are just incredibly unrealistic.
All I can do is steer you to my Self-help page for some low and no-cost sources of help. I’m not a big Facebook user, but you may find some helpful groups there. For face to face meetings, see if there is a CHADD support group in your area, or maybe start your own MeetUp group!
If you have any other resources, please let us know!
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