2 years ago today


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It was 2 years ago today that I threw my easy child/former difficult child out of our house. It was 2 years ago today that I went home to check my bank account online and saw the checks he had forged. I called him to come home, pack up his stuff and move out and he has not lived home since.

I can tell all of you who are questioning detatchment that it is the best thing I did for him. It forced him to look at his life and decide what he wanted to do with it. 2 years later he is 11 months clean, working full time, still living in a soberhouse, has a wonderful girlfriend and is truley a different person then he was 2 years ago. He is healthy and happy and loves us!!!

I still can't believe it's been 2 years since that awful day. It seems like just yesterday.


Hi Karen,
well, happy anniversary (sort of)! It has been nearly a year since I did the same thing with difficult child 1 and she certainly has come a long way herself. I am so glad to be removed from the drama and chaos--if she has it I don't have to know about it!




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It's hard to believe that it has been that long. Time flies when you're having fun, huh? :wink:

I'm glad that he is doing so well. No doubt about it, baby steps add up to a journey.


(the future) MRS. GERE
It's amazing how you never forget those life-altering "anniversaries," be they good or bad. Both of you have come a very long way. Good for you! :thumb:



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that's wonderful! I'm sure it must have been really hard to go through at the time, but it's all paid off and he's making you proud. You should be proud of yourself, too.


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Hi Karen, I haven't talked to you in a LONG time, but I'm so happy for you and your son! Your strong backbone has paid off.
Congrats I hope it happens for me and my son too. I look now at where they are living and wonder how in the world anyone can succeed. I want to help him but it is not a good idea. I will let him struggle and hope and pray he makes a better life for himself - the one he was meant to live. It is very hard to watch your child/young adult struggle and not try to help them especially when they dont want you too. It is like watching a cripple try to walk knowing that they want to do it on their own no matter how many times they fall. Hats off to you!


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I know I tend to only remember the anniversaries of the bad things that happened. I'm happy for you and your difficult child. Hoping I can say the same in 2 years.