I need to start out by saying that about 5 wks. ago, I found out my H had an affair. This hurt me terribly and nearly had a breakdown. I'm afraid my 12 yr. old son may have heard us fighting and might have an idea as to what happened. That being said, in the last couple of weeks, he has been acting out terribly. He has no problem now getting in our faces, speaking over us, shouting at us, getting angry, hostile, defiant, etc. One day 2 wks. ago he said he was "leaving" and tried to walk out the door. My H had to physically hold him down and keep him from leaving. He had such a tantrum that day, which he has never done before. Last night, again, he said he was "leaving". He demanded that I give him his cell phone but I didn't. He ending up going into his room and ripping books apart, tearing up a hat, etc. Prior to this, his behavior was "normal". I don't know if he is acting out because of the tension in the house or if there is something else going on. Also, he is constantly telling me how his friends "get" this or "get" that and how they have more "freedom" than he does. He's been kicking doors, slamming doors, knocking things over, etc. It gets so bad now that my H was about to call a cop friend of his to come over and talk to our son. I was hoping someone here could help and "point" me in the right direction.