An internet search I did on google brought me to this site. Im trying to figure out what's wrong with me and why I cant keep a job like normal people my age. Im a 23 year old female with a 6 year old son. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of three. It affected me alot as a child I was very hyper in school. I also had social problems with classmates, and issues with being able to focus on what im doing and self esteem, anxiety, and depression. As I got older things got better, I wasn't as hyper anymore, but I still suffered from sever self esteem issues, as well as depression. At the age of 16 I got married, at 17 I was divorced with a baby. I am from a very religious family which fueled the decision to get married. Things got better after a while although I was heart broken I found the strength to move on. I went to school and got a retail job and was employed there for two years. Things went terribly wrong when I decided to take a job at a wireless phone company named Cingular Wireless. I was hired as a Business End User Care Representative, I was employed for a year and some months before I was terminated for attendance issues. I dont know what it was, I just felt like I could handle it. I often felt careless, about the job and blamed my job duties for the reasons I would call out or come late. I began to hate the job, making it difficult for me to come in, I made excuses, such as not having a car even though I had a ride everyday. It got to the point where I would make her late sometimes. I began to do things on the job to avoid taking calls. Eventually I was fired. This was just the beginning since then 2006, I have lost 3 jobs, 2 for attendance issues, and one for getting in an argument with an employee who I was dating at the time. I am in a very bad situation right now. I am back home living with my parents and want to relocate, but cant because I have no money to do so. My family is upset with me because they cant understand why I cant keep a job. They dont understand why I cant be responsible and handle my business. I have tried so hard to keep jobs but in the end I cant do it. It is really starting to depress me and make me very anxious and upset. I feel like a loser as I watch my friends climb the ladders of success while I remain stagnant. It really makes no sense at one time I was mad at the world but now I know I have no one to blame but myself. I am beginning to wonder If maybe there is a deeper issue here. I was diagnosed with ADHD I dont know if that can affect how I am at work. One thing I know is that I get distracted very easily. If something is not holding my attention it is easy for me to not want to be into it. So any jobs that I've had that have become boring would be difficult for me to have. And the problem with that is most jobs are boring. They're not meant to be fun. Im also very social and talkative so that ends up being a problem to. And the main problem is that fact that im always running late for something. There have been times that I have really tried to be ontime, by getting myself ready for work the night before having clothes picked out and ironed, i've done everything and still the next morning I would be late to work again. The sad thing about it is that this is beginning to affect my son. I've moved 2 times in the past year because of this as well. I just dont know what to do anymore. Im beginning to think that I may need some help. I never knew that there were other people with the same problem as me. It feels good to know that I am not alone. But I know I cannot continue to live like this. I am very unhappy and need help.