Hi. New here. Don't even know where to start..... I guess first I want to ask if there is anyone here in a similar predicament as me? My daughter is 27, a documented genius, alma mater to our area's best gifted program (public school), and a complete underachiever. In fact, so much so, she has only had one successful job in her life (fast food) and her other job failed miserably, getting her tossed out of the military (coast guard) because she cannot cope with simple, everyday expectations such as waking up on time, being responsible for anything, etc. She recently got the Asperger's diagnosis and now uses that to explain away why she cannot do anything. She loves having an excuse not to have a job or work toward a viable future. Her LARPing (see below) friends seem to be supporting her on the most part, or she gets a place in a fellow LARPers house and fails to pay rent because she has no money. She has flushed every single opportunity and advantage ever given to her down the toilet. Her obsession? Live Action Role Play (LARPing), World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, etc. She lives in fantasyland and every single *friend* she has is through these so-called "hobbies" They are not hobbies, though. She lives for them and because of them, cannot work, go to school to better her future, have an actual relationship with a person outside of this network, etc. She is obsessed with being a victim and loves to play the sick role. Her lies, stealing, cheating, and blatant disregard/disdain for this family finally came to a head about one week ago, and she is no longer accepted as part of this family in her current status. She relishes being on the fringe, and the weirder/freakier a person is, the more likely she is to seek that person out to befriend. She thinks responsibility and achievement is for boring people. I am at a loss. Have tried so hard over the years to guide her, to be a good example for her, and went so far as to apologize to her for my failings. She hates me, I think. Her future was so bright as a young girl, one would never know this if looking at her now. Is there anyone on here who has an adult child with similar problems? Thanks for reading. This has been a horrible week, and she wrecked my tenth year wedding anniversary on top of it all..