Today my difficult child is 22. I came here when he was 14/15---and while time changes everything, things are still now where near where I thought they would be when I started down this road. difficult child is doing well. He is working---can't manage his money, and we still supplement, but it is not much, we can, and he is grateful. He has a girlfriend who seems to be nice and is trying to make it work with someone with a horrible temper and low self-esteem. He is 22 but about 19 emotionally and socially---a lot further than I thought he would be right now. He's not in jail (today) and as far as I know is trying to make a life for himself. He still lives with his grandmother (my gfgmom) and although she has been a bit manic lately, he has handled it well. Anyway---Happy Birthday difficult child.