difficult child has been out of our house for eight months and can still spew his slime all over us!! The only contact we've had with difficult child since easy child's graduation was a text message demanding his birth certificate. I texted back that I don't have it, he'd have to order one from the health department. difficult child called husband and asked - husband said the same thing. Didn't hear anything from him until husband got a text yesterday spewing his slime over my answer (even though husband gave him the same one). His text said "This is why I don't consider her my Mom. I need my blanking birth certificate. And you wonder why I hate her. I'm glad she can break your own family and blood away from you". husband basically ignored the text. So, last night, after husband was asleep, difficult child calls. husband answers to get told all sorts of lies. Like daughter had just called difficult child telling him how I was beating her and she was afraid to say anything. husband called difficult child a liar so the conversation got worse. husband hung up on difficult child. difficult child texted daughter telling her to tell the truth about the beatings....daughter was in tears most of the night and in fear of what difficult child might do. He's physically hurt her in the past and she's scared. She ignored the text so he called. She didn't answer and turned off her phone. So, difficult child calls DS, who was waiting for a call from a friend so he didn't check caller ID. difficult child demands to talk to his sister. DS said "No". difficult child goes off on DS, calls DS horrid names and hung up on him. Big mistake....got DS's italian blood boiling. DS calls difficult child right back - difficult child picks up. DS told difficult child you just burned you last bridge with me. Basically disowned difficult child and hung up on him. Too bad for difficult child because DS has been difficult child's biggest supporter. DS goes over and checks on difficult child every couple of weeks and has been and always would have been there for him. DS is so like my Dad - I don't see him getting over this for years! So, last night, husband, daughter and DS were all totally upset and angry. I was able to detach and not let it bother me. I was able to go right to sleep. Unfortunately I woke up so angry. I don't remember being this angry in a long time. I don't have any questions or anything. I just needed to vent so that I can function through work today. It is amazing how much calmer I can get just by being at this site. Knowing that there are people who understand what I'm going through is such great comfort. Thanks for listening.