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Dyslexia diagnosed too late

ilovepink97 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi everyone, 

I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was 17 just in the second year of a levels. I didn’t receive much help in uni as I didn’t really acknowledged my condition. 

My ex husband used to laugh at me and call me stupid because of my bad grades. I felt so upset I cryed to my phchiatrist about it. I feel distressed when I think of my really low grades. I didn’t get support at school I mean the signs were there I spoke quite late, started reading later than everyone else and my extended family would make songs about me saying I’m stupid. I’ve been constantly compared to my cousin who studied medicine and his mum even said that he should of been in the year above in school not me because I’m stupid. I get so annoyed with my mum when she compliments and commends my cousin. I feel really uspset and hate my aunty and my extended family. They used to make songs about my “stupidness” I was only 6 or 7 at the time. And they taunted me when I was older. And guess what their kids are high achievers why is life unfair? 

Now I’m trying to teach myself stuff but I feel like I don’t know anything I feel distressed and hurt and my mum never listens to how her siblings were so rude to me. Because I got diagnosed sooo late my gcses are so bad and now I feel distressed


  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @ilovepink97

    Welcome to the community! and great username :) 

    I am so sorry to hear that you are in this situation. I must say, I was glad to read ex-husband! To get through your GCSE's, A Levels and University with little support. I can't imagine the strength that must have taken and that reflects 100% on you being amazing.
    It can be hard not having that supportive family. Can I ask, do you have support around you from friends? It may be an idea to not tell your family what you are wanting to do or learn. Just do it, and leave them in the dark if they won't be supportive. 

    I hope the community can be a place of support for you :) We have many members with all kinds of hobbies that you can hopefully connect with.

    Also, there are many organisations out there to talk to, like SHOUT who are a 24/7 mental health texting service. Should you feel the need to talk to someone at any point <3
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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