Just when I thought difficult child#2 and wife might be getting ready for a peaceful few weeks.... They were fighting on Thursday. She brought the kids to my house. I noticed she had a bruise by her eye. I asked her about it because difficult child has, in spite of his bad temper, been very careful never to do anything physical to her. That just isn't his way. Anyway, she said they were arguing and he tried to push her out of the beed and they were scuffling and his elbow hit her by accident. OK, that sounds about right. So they calmed down and went back home and things were not so bad. Then Friday he came and said he was ready to get a divorce as she was jerking him around - put a lock on their cell phone so he couldn't read the messages, etc. This after all of the other drama where I think she was trying to make him jealous although I doubt if she was really doing anything wrong. Anyway, difficult child and his wife's brother (who lives with them) went out Friday night with one of difficult child's friends. They saw the cops at difficult child's house and wondered what was going on. She told them that difficult child had hit her and left a bruise. So of course they arrested him. He was drinking beer so he also got cited for Minor in Consumption plus he had a small amount of marijuana (in this state only a misdemeanor) so they also got him for that. They took him to jail Friday night and said we could bail him out on Saturday but when Saturday came they refused to set bail so he is still there. In the mean time she filled out the police report and said that the bruise was the result of an accident, and that he did not hit her but that has made no difference, He will appear in court on Tuesday. In the past when one of my kids got in trouble we have used a court appointed attorney but I think this time I am going to call my lawyer. Of course this had to happen on the weekend so it is impossible to find out much. I do think that this is a small town and the cops know difficult child and are trying to railroad him into whatever they can. And I really don't see how they can keep him locked up for four days when none of the 3 charges is a jailable offence. So I guess a lawyer is called for. I'm pretty sure this will be the start of their divorce but I don't blame him. I don't see how anybody can live with all of this drama. It's driving me nuts. She did say she's willing to go for counseling and to the medical doctor to see if she can get medication to help her straighten out as I think she is bipolar but it is probably too little, too late. I'll try to update you all after court on Tuesday. What a mess!