difficult child was supposed to have an appointment with the therapist last night, but last week he decided that he wasn't going to the therapist "until the rest of this family gets it's act together." Whatever. I kept the appointment and went myself to talk to him, figuring that we can get things out on the table that I can't necessarily say with difficult child in the room. I have to say that I think that it was really a productive meeting. When I got home I talked to difficult child and told him that therapist and I had a long talk and that therapist felt it was really productive and that he wanted him to come to the next appointment. He said that he would, although it's two weeks away and with difficult child anything is always subject to his whims. But, he said that he would go.