If I ever try to vent or complain about my adhd and the trouble it causes me there's always someone who tells me to "get over it" and "be thankful you don't have a real disability" or talk about how I shouldn't complain because there people out there who have it worse. I absolutely hate it. They basically invalidate any difficulties and struggles I'm dealing with, just because someone somewhere is struggling more. Do you have any advice on how to deal with people like that?
Ableism and stigma. People can be so ignorant.
I have a few suggestions of things you can say, I’m not sure how well they will work but at least you can tell yourself you tried.
“ADHD is a real disability; it’s covered by the ADA.” (this works if you’re in the US or somewhere else with disability legislation)
“Sure other people struggle. I struggle too, just differently. That doesn’t mean my struggles don’t exist or aren’t valid.”
“If you can complain about traffic, I can complain about this.”
Followers, do you have any other good comebacks for this kind of garbage?