difficult child continues to do difficult child things despite her seeing a good mental health counselor and despite having some good weeks here and there. I suppose this doesn't totally surprise me...this has been going on for 20 years. Much of the current soap opera and anguish centers around difficult child and her friendship with three brothers. She has a crush on one of the brothers, who is an alcoholic. All THREE of them were kicked out of their home. She feels "sorry" for all three. She went to one Al Anon meeting and shortly thereafter began seeing a new therapist. She made the decision to stop seeing him and did so for 3-4 weeks. However, he has recently been back in her life although it is very weird...one day on and one day off. This boy has a place to stay, so periodically he disappears for days, even weeks at a time. To make matters worse, she feels very sorry for his brothers. One just turned 18 and seems very "young" for his age...perhaps a little "slow." Not too long ago, they slept in the park...they really seem to have nothing. Dad is very angry with them. However, difficult child keeps giving them food and then goes hungry. She also lets them sleep in her apartment and it looks like a pig sty when they stay over. We refuse to give her any money for food to compensate when these boys eat all the food she has on hand. Once in awhile we will let her work for husband if and only if husband has legitimate work to be done. I think it is dawning us now that difficult child was using this money to feed the others more often than we thought. Recently we were out of town. Even though difficult child told us that she was getting rid of these boys, she did not. Instead, they came over, had a party, someone brought beer, and someone threw a beer bottle into the street and the police were called...difficult child is being evicted. She has been in 8 places in 1 1/2 years. Some evictions...some she just decided to move. She has about $80 to her name and has found someone to move her for that amount and one of her old places said they might take her back. I CAN'T believe it. She was near homeless tonight...and she seems to be pulling herself back into having a roof over her head by the skin of her teeth. No food for two weeks or so, but a roof over her head. The last two days have been a little nightmarish. difficult child wanted two of the boys out of her house yesterday and said she was too "chicken" to do it. I didn't know if it was right or not to do this, but I did it anyway, and did the John Wayne thing and kicked them out. However, she did NOT tell me about the party. I am livid. So, the landlord said difficult child has the one week to get out. One of the previous landlords is more or less okay with her coming back....who knows she might not have to go to a homeless shelter...but it came very close. We don't know how she will react with-o food. It often does NOT go well. We called her therapist and she suggested that we talk with her about checking herself into a psychiatric facility if she finds herself overwhelmed. We asked her if she wanted to go to her usual Thurs. evening apt. w the therapist and she said she wasn't sure. husband is going to call her at 9 a.m. and if she says she is not sure, we are going to cancel. We drive her there and were suppose to go in for the first ten minutes this apt. We are on drama trauma red alert. However, husband and I are doing fairly well. IN the middle of the chaos, I went an bought some dog vitamins and this speciality shop and a new calendar for my appointment book. It was interesting...I am so glad I was productive. I have mixed thoughts about continuing with the monthly family therapy.