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Why do I have such an issue with sticking to things?

I am a 19 year old female college student. My father passed when I was 10 and my mother has had drug problems on and off all of my life. After my dad passed I mostly raised myself. I now live in student apartments with my boyfriend. In high school, I barely graduated because I didn't do homework and skipped. I have gotten better since I started college but not very much. If the assignment is short then I do it and get an A. If its a project or essay or anything I have to study for multiple days, its most likely not going to get done. If it does get done, it gets done way late. When I'm in the moment I justify putting off my homework and studying because I feel like there are better things I could be doing which will pay off alot sooner. (ex: cleaning my apartment) I had this problem when I was a young child, my dad would literally hold me down in the chair and I would cry because I had to do my homework. It also affects other areas of my life, like work. I have had many different jobs because I start a job very motivated and I work hard but after a few months I just quit. It's a problem in hobbies and sports I take up too. When I was a child, I was on a basketball team. As soon as it got hard, I got scared and I quit. Looking back I wish I hadn't because to this day I still go to the court and shoot hoops for 3-4 hours at a time. I was also part of a rowing team in high school, which I loved too, but once again, I had a disagreement with the coach and I quit. Also I have always felt the strong need to move. I have moved multiple times throughout my life but its gotten to a point where I stay in a city for a few months, then feel like I HAVE to get out. Severe wanderlust maybe? I don't know, but obviously I have issues with sticking to things in general. My therapist thinks it may stem from my fathers death and she thinks I back out of situations before there's any chance of being let down or abandoned. I have also wondered if I have some type of mental disorder? Any advice? Thanks

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One Response so far.

  1. IPX/ODI says:

    I think your therapists is right but maybe you have some kind of Attention Deficit Disorder. You can have your blood tested to see if there might be something a miss or shorted. I am thinking about starting medicine myself. You have alot of the same symptoms I do but not as drastic. Good Luck!