Hello friends, I've been away from the board for quite a while, lurking from time to time. Thought I'd post a little update. difficult child shows every sign of maturing into ex-difficult child. She has been living at home with her mom and I for a little over a year. She graduated from a co-occurring (Axis II / substance abuse) treatment program to a sober house, however, she was very uncomfortable with the religious aspect of the house, which stressed ecstatic type experiences. So we let her move back home, with some trepidation. She has done very well. Recently she got a job waiting tables for the lunch crowd 5 days a week. She turns over a part of her tips every day to go to rent and auto insurance, and has been saving too, which seems like little short of a miracle! She is building a relationship with easy child 1 (that is, her daughter) and taking on some parenting responsibilities. She is really quite a help to wife with easy child 1. I finally got a job after spending almost a year out of work. It is a contract out of town, so I have to commute home when I can, which recently has been pretty often. Happy belated Mother's Day to all of you moms out there!