I've had it. My daughter is nuts, bi-polar and ADD. She was living with me and I was taking care of her infant son until January when she left in a snit and I haven't seen the baby since then. I tried getting custody since I have a medical records going back years that she is unstable. In my state, a parent's past history is irrelevant and the only issue the court is concerned with is the child being abused or neglected right this minute. By the time I got a lawyer and a court date I had no idea where they were living or how the baby was. Two lawyers, one private investigator, one para-legal and thousands of dollars later I find out after only two court sessions I've lost. I don't know where they're living or with whom. The baby's father has two felony convictions for violence, at least one involving a weapon. Boyfriend before that was a convicted domestic abuser. My son says I make him sick. He thinks my daughter is still living with me so won't bring his kids by to visit. I've given up trying to contact him. I've been unemployed or underemployed for six years and I've only had two job interviews this year and didn't make it to a second interview with either. The last three companies I've worked for are closed. I've developed some health issues that two doctors tell me are stress-related. I'm sorry to whine. Nobody wants to hear about these things. Even when you pay them, lawyers just seem to make a bad situation more unpleasant. I've about given up. I keep trying to convince myself I don't care but clearly I'm wrong.