As of today, my difficult child is going to be living with my sister in law. This is, more than likely, going to be permanent, or at least if it doesn't work out there, there is a strong probability that difficult child will be sent to a therapeutic boarding school. sister in law is very determined, optimistic, and a little scared. difficult child will have to follow all the rules that sister in law's kids do, which are WAAAAY more strict and structured than we have. I'm tired of being her scapegoat - it's WAY past time that difficult child start taking responsibility for her own choices rather than blaming her "horrible stupid life" on me. She thinks that her life would be just awesome if her dad had never married me, that I'm a horrible, mean, awful person, blah blah ad nauseaum. I'm tired of the screaming, I'm tired of the disrespect, I'm tired of the lies, I'm just so, so tired. She was raging this morning - I think that she's realizing some of what she's about to get into. She doesn't want to go - she thinks that I'M the one who should leave. She absolutely hates me. She has all this anger and resentment towards me - it's hard to deal with and not take personally, and it's made our home life impossible. It doesn't matter what I do, all I get is hatefulness and disrespect. difficult child has a massive reality check awaiting her. And after her antics this morning, all I have to say is good luck, and good riddance. After today, I will be FREE. Time to take care of me.