I got a call today from the mother of my son's favorite friend asking me not to allow Jake to come over anymore. Their friendship is relatively new and started so promisingly, but as usual, Jake's anger and lack of social skills alienated him again. And afterwards, I was so upset but tried so hard not to make him feel bad about himself as I told him what Michael's mom had detailed, but at the same time I wanted him to feel bad cause shouldn't he have learned by now that he can't treat people this way? And as I lay in bed, awake and crying as quietly as possible, trying to find direction and answers from somewhere, suddenly I found myself on my computer and here I am. So thank you in advance, just for all the amazing words I have read in support of other people who know what the 3 of us are dealing with. If I never make it back here (not likely!) I'll still feel less alone.