Here's the latest... Evidently, everything can be "fixed" if we institute a Family Game Night. Oh, well - what a relief! If only the therapist had mentioned this years and years ago... Ugh! I'm so darn sick of the baloney! therapist is STILL approaching everything as though the family just doesn't spend enough time together. Really? REALLY??? If we have any more "family time" I'm gonna vomit! What I need is some ALONE time - ALONE!!! And not have to explain to therapist why every single stinkin waking moment is not about difficult child!!! One CANNOT have a relationship with an illness. I don't care if the illness is alcoholism, drug addiction, schizophrenia, anorexia, or bad breath - ONE CANNOT RELATE TO A DISEASE! You can have a relationship with a person with a disease....but if the disease is directing their thoughts and their life - then the "person" is not really there. So until difficult child gets herself under control by taking her medications and using her coping skills to control her emotional turmoil - there isn't a family activity in the world that is going to magically fix anything!!! But, guess what therapist just scheduled for the month of January? Yep. WEEKLY family therapy. therapist wants husband to take time off from work to attend. Oh yes - yippee! That will be GREAT!!!! Meanwhile, supervisor called to let me know that she is 'officially' dumping the Behavior Therapist. But remember our discussion about "transitioning" to a new therapist? Well, forget that. The supervisor is dumping this one NOW - and then tells me that we'll just have to be patient. It's a process to find a new person...and well, that takes time doncha know....so we need to hang in there for a while...but she'll do the best she can... I'm so done with this whole stupid system... Meanwhile, difficult child feels that the only problems are the ones her parents make up. Everything with her is P.E.R.F.E.C.T.....except her parents, of course. Yep - sounds like a case of poor parent-child relationship. Perhaps instituting a Family Game Night will be just the ticket!