So I have been this way my whole life but it was never a big issue when I was kid because I was homeschooled and stuff and now that I'm trying to grow up more and hopefully to be a ‘normal' responsible adult, get a job etc. because I have been held back for personal issues and am on SSI currently but lately I've been wanting to try and get help and stuff to become more grown up and things. One of the many things that has me kinda nervous though and always makes me feel stupid is that when someone is talking to me and their telling me some kind of directions or instructions I can't follow along, it is so hard, basically I have to have it written down and if I don't I only get a bit of it and then I have to go back to the person and ask again, "what did u say u wanted me to do again?" And then they have to say it slowly so I can get it all in. And then even after that I still have some questions. Also when I make important phone calls to places and then when my mom asks what they said over the phone it's difficult to remember what the person said and I usually just say “umm I forget, it's hard to explain." And blow it off. Also when I did cyber school for one year it was always hard for me to follow along with what the teacher was saying over the virtual classrooms and stuff usually it was a mix of trying to follow along and understand it all and take it all in but eventually getting lost and then my mind would be on something else. Its usually like this wherever I go, like I quit going to my music lessons because it was so hard to follow along and the music teacher had to explain a lot of the same things over again because I forgot, or wasn't getting it all the way. And it was embarrassing and one of the big reasons I'm scared to get out there and be a normal adult. I don't know what I should do at this point if I should go to a psychiatrist or something or ignore it and somehow get over it. Does anyone else have issues like this? And if so do you know why?