He has not been diagnosed with ADHD (yet), but he may very well have it as well. She will come in and ask me if I need/want anything and see how I am doing. Nothing. a top book that therapists suggest all couples should read, Tell me about it..My husband lacks sympathy for me and the kids, His entertainment comes before anything else, They take as much as they can for as long as we allow it, Yes Dear Dede sadly we do know of that you speak:), https://www.adhdmarriage.com/content/empathy-and-adhd. Sign #11: Doesnt talk about the future. If your betta lives in an unfiltered setup youll need to completely change his water and clean his tank weekly. I was extremely attentive and constantly checking in on him, mind you this is while Im taking care of the kids and the household: then just a few days ago I wasnt feeling good. OMG. Someone who at times would look at me and just smile, (as if we shared a special secret), with eyes that showed gentleness, patience and strength, but with a reverent humility. (Different situation for the writer of this post.) Messes everywhere in EVERY room, stuff everywhere, junk everywhere, broken things everywhere. She doesn't care that I am in pain because she feels my feelings are unfounded. Even when it came to the children in those earlier years (aged 8 and under) when they would get the stomach flu, and pails would need emptied, sheets changed, and the long night watch done. Have been married for 4years now. Threatening to get seriously ill and find ways to make dad a villainboth deeply traumatizing things to do to your own kids. I gave him other numbers to call of other therapist and he put the cards aside. Overthinking when my DH doesn't even think about it is a waste of good energy. Do you think being obnoxious made him FOND of me? My husband believes he's Mr. Fix-It, and can fix anything. So i'm just learning but this is an ADHD trait? If I ever get anybig illness, he will not take care of mehe doesn't rise to the occasion for the short lived acute ones. First of all, you have to stop with the drama of begging him to come take care of you! Or begging him to drive you home. I can understand mentionin Hed get one color half done, then start on a new color somewhere else. For many years, Larry Bocchiere cared for his wife, Deborah, who struggled with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He didn't. He said it was too clinical and she was cold. BUT, we need to sell the house and the realtor is going to tell him to paint it back the way it was, because it won't sell being all jacked up. After recovering from several hospitalizations, she went on to get a B.A. 2022 Mighty Proud Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Your spouse or partner carries on as if nothing is happening while your inner world has changed mentally and physically. I invite him to things I know he will say no to just to be nice but then I go and enjoy myself. Well, this time, I was calm, I got out of the car and changed my mind but he told me to get back in. Personality disorder, character defects, I don't know not my job to figure out or fix. out of the basement and towards you) and that ADHD symptoms are poorly managed. My A-Hole ex Husband was a jerk to me when I broke my foot the year before we divorced. Just the feeling at the moment. Some people are very loving and caring, others are pretty avoidant. Then came 2013, January. (Although I didn't make him do the dishes). You only get 1 life and your life matters, period. If I could boil down the difficulties, it really does come down to lack of love as you described. Its an open concept house and he's painted the walls all different colors, but again, half done. They'll let me be to recuperate, since they know it's nasty. Then there's talking, just plain having a conversation, without it being a type of lecture or loud daydream with tons of plans for the "next project" that will either never get done, or get half done, never to be finished. That lasted about 6 months for us and about 2 years for me to get over. Submitted by notgonnalosemyself (not verified) on Fri, 04/14/2017 - 08:18. Our daughter just had surgery overseas. My wife wants to be left alone, and I mean ALONE. This is the response of a person who lives in the present. My "H" is 100% total Narcissistic! But know that people can take a while to be retrained to react differently. The world should recognize his presence and he should be treated with utmost respect while giving none in returnto ANYONE! Until you are burnt out, and I finally notice something is wrong. ).the instant I said I didn't feel wellshe put her hand on my forehead.went..OMGgot a thermometer and took my temperature.as one might think one should do in a situation like that? I jokingly call(ed) her "Florence Nightingale" because even others would notice how completely oblivious she was/is to any illness or discomfort on my part. I do agree with you. However Ive come to the realization that hes not the same as me. Best of Luck to you all and I look forward to reading your story. It dramatically affected my relationship for the worse. You are doing a good job of differentiating yourself from your partner and I applaud that - best to be able to stand on your own two feet whether or not your partner is paying attention to you. She used to tell me, (when speaking of my husband), "I liked him, he never BOTHERED ME", and would praise him for leaving her alone, unlike her other children who " needed" her, as children DO. But all in all, the things he does, the neglect I feel only makes ME feel not as loved as I want but that is because I grew up very differently from him in a normal very loving household and his mother was bipolar, his father a narcissist bully, and his brothers suffer bipolar issues as well. I asked him why he never, ever revealed that to me..no answer. So many of the situations seem so crazily familiar. Jason and Maria want something entirely different out of the same marriage. Submitted by dedelight4 on Sat, 04/15/2017 - 22:58. I never get any sympathy from him, but my children hug me, draw me upside down rainbows because I am in pain and can't smile, and try to help me. Sign #12: He Doesnt Pay For Anything. he gets very angry. Very hard to comprehend and maybe that means we are ok.It is illogical and very sad to live with like that from both sides. He has No responsibility for any of his behavior or actions. Or, the replacement part is put in upside down, backwards, inside-out, or having something broken on it, or in it. He is so sick and depressed. Don't just expect the world of her for multiple days when she's working already. Iris is also an Invisible Illness Warrior. it's not the same as OCD. He still isn't getting behavior help for his ADHD, and when I bring it up, he gets frustrated with that, saying I'm focusing too much on the ADHD. I am better than begging and I am tired of it. The only thing he has genuinely shared from his therapy was the conclusion that he lies to everyone all the time. Some of the scorn heaped upon ADHDers by their non-ADHD partners must CERTAINLY be readable in their partner's body languageeven if their partner is trying to be nice. In preparation, he never did set up a way to communicate with her (In the entire last year), did not reach out to her before or after the surgery. Or begging him to drive you home. Whichever it is, I wasted most of my life trying to make something work that couldn't. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. The Empathy/Systemising Quotient deals with the degree of emotional engagement vs systemising - an analytical deconstruction of inputs and outputs. The one hoarding in the place you are trying to sell? "The unexpected" threatens their sense of fragile balance. That's absurd. Sometimes that takes the form of cuddling or doing something together like a walk/talk. I really would like some aspirin now and not in 5 hours! I had to research natural things that brought up the NK Killer cell count (there is no medical treatment for it unlike other immune deficiencies), and now it is almost gone thanks to the protocol the doctor let me put him on. I told him I am sick but he tells me to get rest and took off to entertain himself. He is withdrawing from you, and youre feeling alone. (pleasantly though, I LOVE MY DAUGHTER, and am glad she was born) My example is though, that people really DON'T want long term consequences for their actions, and in today's world, excuses and denials are what so many folks use to get "out of" having to live with the results of their own actions. My experience with ADD people is they are takers. Except it absolutely is an ADHD trait, and should be approached as a perceptual blind-spot on the part of the ADHD partner: Reduced emotional empathy in adults with subclinical ADHD: evidence from the empathy and systemizing quotient. But in the end, that doesn't matter either. Don't get me wrong. Submitted by overwhelmedwife on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 06:05. I count my lucky stars his empathy score wasn't way off neurotypical, but even so, it is affected, and I do notice he's MUCH better about me being ill when he's just had what I've caught, because he doesn't have to imagine how I feel, he knows from personal experience. We have elementary aged children and he works at a demanding job. Terms. That's great! I gotvery sick from what I ate. It's not even his fault because stupid idiot "women" like you let men like him treat you like crap. (Daddy issues?). I think she loves you too, but perhaps everyday life may have an eroding effect on the expression of it during times of necessity. I always wished I had the guts to leave him but the codependencykept me there. This goes so deep. I have a high pain threshold and never take any days off sick. Make sure that the timing is convenient for both of you. My In-laws and husband were there, along with our daughter. It wont solvefor the dishonesty (and just found a new credit card). I know this may sound "corny", lol, but I don't think I'm too off base with this. The texting got out of hand and the rest is history. That's his job. Ihave neglected you. Once in a while he says hello but its almost like it never happened. You're not the victim the kids are. You are right. I started treatment and with the antibiotics and things you get sicker before you start healing. Even says just because I am sick, he is not going to pet me. Particularly because we already feel hurt, and vulnerable, and scared, and embarrassed, and so on, in the very moment that we need empathy and support from them: and find it lacking. It was horrible since I did it secretly. But, he can't get past the victim hood yet. But still, if I do get sick and need something, he's there, doing whatever. I'm curious to see a female's perspective on this, especially someone who has been married to see if this holds true. Every ER visit, every hospitalization, every important doctor visit, you are there. Otherwise she knows that I will go down and get whatever I want. I signed up for a local meal prep service, where they prepped a few dinners. Nothe kids aren't "more important" than her. I truly don't think he SEES the damage that all of this caused me AND him, mainly because he still doesn't think his ADHD has that much affect on our daily lives. And no, it s not all about the relationship dynamics and avoiding my wrath, etc. When someone is sick or injured.I'm first respondentjust so you know? Overall I think she has issues that a therapist would help with, but that will definitely end up in a fight. Submitted by c ur self on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 14:17, ( A true and internal lack of gratitude for his own life that God has granted him, and gratitude for the lives that have been entrusted TO him, which is an honor and which is humbling for the soul who can SEE this fact. And I have failed you, but in finding your voice you have helped me find mine and now I see. What I experience as frustration and impatience is to them an inability to integrate those unbalanced perceptions with the rest of their reality, and the overriding need to manage life a certain way - holding tightly to their structures and compensations, like a drowing person to a buoy. So yes, I was sick and I gave myself the day and decided to go to work where I am around normal people that dote on me. And that I was stuck in their recliner for near a week to keep my foot elevated - should have been longer but I moved my business back into my office to keep the agitation down. Submitted by Jr4par83 on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 21:27. My husband had the worst tantrum in front of a third person. He played video games.A LOT, and watched a lot of movies, and cook his food in deep fryers which has made the house smell like an old dirty grease pit, with the cupboards, shelves, and countertops, floors, all caked with grease. The unfinished projects and dreams. Does she get sick often?Wondering how sympathy for each other is usually when one of you is sick. Got plenty of time to think about it. But the AD/HD is so strong, it overrides that. Isn't THAT ironic? We already talked last night and we good now. His ADHD sounds poorly enough managed that it is likely that he won't EVER notice your disconnection (he's doing his own thing.) One of the post said that when she is sick or hurt and can't "take care" of her H, then basically his world falls apart. If you read anything about attachment theory, the bottom line is that if you had a parent who didn't attach to you, or rejected you, then you mostly likely develop an unhealthy attachment style you use with others. People with ADHD don't have to miss movies because they lose track of timethey just have to learn toset alarms. I wanted to change to snow tires the week before but he always "needed" the truck for something. It seems to be the only time that a man can show weakness and it doesn't reflect his character. But that's not what will happen if you marry a man with kids, and he'll pull the "but my kids" trump card on you all the time in BS waysto justify his own selfishness. He went and played soccer that night when I was feeling my worst. Iv been with my partner only 2 years yet everytime hes sick he bails out to go with his mates or even when I'm not sick, that or either on his game all day. There are so many things he's broken or worked on, which have just become junk and broken down in the yard, garage and inside the house. All this crap about his kids "coming first" is just thatcrap. Because in his mind, I'm supposed to be taking care of him.not the other way around. I mis calculated the drop, my crutches went out from under me, and I fell, landing flat on my back on thecement patio, hard. There's definitely a disconnect. His kids are always going to come before you. I couldn't even keep them down or even water it was so bad and my mom called the Doc back and he said if I couldn't keep the water or pills down to take me into the emergency room? And vice versa if she's the one down ill. Can't really prepare good food when you're nauseous and fked up all over. If she's sick, and the kids need something, she's on her own. That is my story for anyone that can benefit from it. No excuse on either side. Thankfully, our two children were happy to help me. Submitted by tiredmomma1 on Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:12. I dont expect to be doted on and coddled when Im sick, but some level of So I choose to let it go and know he is limited by the ADHD and other disorders that are undiagnosed until he can be humble and let go of his pride, and that right there is bigger than any disorder one can have. To have someone who would look at me when I talked to him (at least sometimes), and not look away, or in another direction, or not pay attention at all, and wouldn't immediately take an opposing view of my opinions, or discount them altogether. Anyway, I got way off track here. But one person doing all the nice things, loving things is very hard and eventually we all get tired of begging. Submitted by copingSAH on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:42. When I'm sick no one asks what I need to make me less miserable. I hope he gets the help he needs! I do believe he is plagued internally by his demons and if I can't show compassion and let go of resentment, I would surely hate him for marrying me. We're still at the beginning of our diagnostic and therapeutic journey. I don't think this is necessarily an ADHD thing. You might be thinking, wow, why be with someone like that? Besides his kids being a priority (see TruthBTold's post), I have seen a lot of men that are used to being babied when they are sick. Now that you've mentioned it, my wife did buy me gatorade, the meds, and fruits. Nothing builds or sticks over the years. Interesting. That is when he finally paid attention to me and accepted that I was sick. Submitted by thparkle on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:19. All I have to say about that is..THAT..is some Fucked Up Shit.right there!! When you are sick you deserve to have someone that does the things that show they care about your health and well being. My SO is not yet undergoing any kind of treatment. But I'm still keeping out of the way and limiting the inconvenience. Effective at making you get better because it was boring as shit. I know my friends ahave been instrumental in plugging that gap for me. When he is having a great day, like this past Saturday, my efforts were worth it but I won't pretend that he is fixed. It is a difficult way to have to be for someone whose nature isbenevolent and caring but it seems thesequalities are manipulated by the ADD spouse making the non spousefeel worthless. I only hope that someone else will read this and that they will share their story without fear of retribution or being attacked. He always says "you don't know me and to give him a chance to prove himself". Just comes to the door and looks at me like a piece of meat and then walks away and leaves after all of that? You know, a "special" love. Even though we were engaged and had a date set, I still shouldn't have gotten pregnant, and THAT action left me with something that I would have to deal with the rest of my life. When my husband started his first affair, I WAS a good woman. Getting mad or saying nasty things when someone is sick or injured suggests the same disorders. Your husband is a narcissist, sorry to say. 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