Greene said something in her post that touched on something I've been thinking about for a while. She said that her psychiatrist told her it could be months before she really starts to feel better. That is something that I've been wondering about. Once your difficult child is no longer in your home, either because they have reached the age where they are out on their own or because they have gone to some sort of residential treatment, how long is it before you start to let your guard down? I have spent so long being vigilant, listening for the signs that trouble was brewing, that I almost don't know any other way anymore. Will I always be this way?