03-08-2012, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
| | Re: Husband wants to take a leave of absence from work due to ADD
Call me crazy, but wouldn't time off from work actually encourage his addiction? At least by working he would have something productive to occupy himself with for a large chunk of the day. Because work would invariably be a large part of any normal adult's routine, removing that element seems not to make any sense if his goal is to get into some sort of routine.
Also, ADD, while nerve-wracking for those of us who have it, is really pretty easy to treat with stimulants, and the benefit is you tend to know really quickly whether this medicine at that dose is going to work for you. We just started my son on ADD meds, and I called the doc after three days, per her instruction, and told her we noticed no difference. She upped his dose, and he's been stable and doing well ever since. These meds just work really quick.
Are you sure it's an ADD issue? It sounds like a lack of motivation/no ambition, sense of entitlement, mother-me issue to me.
My husband and I have this discussion often, because he is a lot like your husband. But like you, I work a full time job every day with numerous health issues that keep me in chronic pain, and all my doctors keep encouraging me to file for disability, which I refuse to do. This makes me very unsympathetic to my husband's many "issues" for which he swears he simply can't work. I'm just not buying it.