I know I havent been here in awhile but things seem like they are just going worse and worse with difficult child. A few weeks ago he decided to run away from home, well we live in the country so he got like a mile from home and some people saw him coming out of the woods, they called the police because he gave them this big story about how he was abused!!!!! He told the cop that was why he ran away because I had beat him with a wooden spoon! So after explaining to the officer the problems we have been having, he tells difficult child to go in the bathroom and if he had been beaten he would have marks, welts, bruises, . made him go in the bathroom and strip his clothes down and what do you know - no briuses , no marks... nothing. I was so embarrassed. So almost daily it is a struggle, i am just so tired. His fits and outbursts are taking up so much of my energy that theres barely any left for spilled juice or for 2yr old that dnt want to go to bed. I really just dnt know what to . husband says I have to learn a better way to handle it , but htat is just so easy coming from some one that works 2nd shift -kids are in bed when he gets home at 1am, gone to school when he gets up at 930am and still at school when he leaves for work at 130pm. We only live near his family, mine is from South Carolina, so I am all alone most of the time. And I dnt think i can take anymore. I am thinking about leaving and going to SC to be with my mom. We have talked about moving before but with the way the economy is he is afraid he wont be able to find a job comparable to what he has now( which is a realistic concern). But like I told him I am willing to go shovel horse poop just to get away from here. On the otherhand I do feel its unfair to ask him to leave, but difficult child is literally drivig me crazy. Thanks for listening to me ramble yet again, but I have nowhere else to turn.