<span style='font-family: Arial Black'> </span> As difficult child and I e-mail back and forth it becomes more and more apparent to me that not much has changed. At first his messages were full of interest in getting back in touch and questions about what's been going on. I was being cautious because he had said he was trying to save enough to leave DEX's house and I thought this could be more manipulationb. I mentioned that I was separated from his stepfather and I didn't hear from him again. After a week I sent him a message saying "hi, what's up?" His e-mail back was very brief, he bought a car and is having trouble getting insurance because of the DUI, and he's been very busy. Past experience tells me that once he knew I was on my own he realized I probably don't have much cash and won't be of any use to him. Or it's typical difficult child behavior where he's completely self-absorbed in what's going on with him and blaming everyone else for his problem getting insured. Or a combination of both. Who nows. I'm still glad to be hearing from him but it's much easier from a distance.