Needing a little support - kicked my 20 year old out tonight. History of stealing from me, smokes pot daily, doesn't work or go to school. Not a bad kid but just LOST and aimless. His stealing from me again for the 3rd time was the final straw, though he did write me a letter saying he wracked with guilt and feels like scum and wants to die. Now I'm feeling like **** for asking him to leave. I just feel like I'm completely drained - I would like to be able to help him through this (even though he's crapped on me repeatedly), but emotionally I am drained! I have nothing left to give. I told him to reach out to family and friends for a place to stay but also gave him a list of local shelters. I gave him 'til the end of the month to get situated but he decided to leave today. He just left about an hour ago for Covenant House. He's not a "street kid" so I worry that he'll just go from bad to worse once he lives there. At the same time I'm hoping that he'll be able to take advantage of the resources they have for young adults who have trouble transitioning to adulthood. Just feeling like I gave up on him and shirked my responsibility. I just didn't know how to motivate him. t wish I could help him and have been in "enabler" mode for 3 years now. Has anyone had success with kicking their kids out cold?