My Oldest difficult child has always has a problem with hygiene. She doesn't bathe daily, and doesn't take care of her teeth. She sometimes rolls out of bed, pulls a brush through her greasy hair and puts it in a short pony tail, throws on dirty clothes (not horribly so, but obviously wrinkled and not freshly washed), and goes to work (as a waitress, no less). An ex boyfriend of hers told me once that he was with her when she picked up a job application at a vet's office,and overheard them say as they walked out, 'I wish these drug addicts would stop coming in here looking for work." (She's also pale and thin). I'm letting her borrow my car today so she can run some errands and pick up job applications. In return she's getting my car inspected and doing some other things for me. When she got in my car, she smelled awful. She's showed up to visit me in my office before, reeking of stale cigarettes and with horrible breath. Not necessarily looking unclean, but ... the smell, man, it's embarrassing. Any attempts to bring it up to her, no matter how gently, are met with an explosion. I know young teens sometimes go through this .. heck I remember I went through a greasy hair stage at around 13. But at 24? Is this some psychological issue? Has anyone else experienced this with an older difficult child? Not that I can do much about it, but just wondering. She's made decent progress in other areas of her life, but not this one. I don't get it. When she DOES clean up, she looks beautiful ... but she just doesn't seem to care most of the time. I don't think it's depression... she can be like this no matter what kind of mood swing she's in.