Haven't posted for awhile. difficult child has been home for about 2 weeks, and we're all sick of him. Got him to visit a friend the other day, so he's gone now for a few days anyway. Have been trying to enforce our house rules. He breaks some of them. Just so burned out emotionally at his point ... having trouble getting things done at work, doing nothing at home. Exhausted. Still seeing counselor for ourselves. That helps, but just so exhausted at this point, need to recharge somehow and figure out what our next course of action will be with our difficult child. Kicking him out has humbled him somewhat, but after awhile (2 weeks) at home, he seems to revert to his old ways. Maybe he gets bored/frustrated doing nothing at home ... maybe he just gets too comfortable at home and then naturally reverts to his old ways ... ?? I dont know. We are thinking of buying a used, inexpensive, camping trailer that he can live in when we kick him out for bad behavior, or maybe just have him live in it full time. It will be located on our property (we have about 1.5 acres). It will be a temporary living situation for him until we get him public assistance. We are working with our local NAMI representative, taking the steps to apply for public health insurance and public SSI benefits, etc. Not easy, but hoping that we can get all these things for him so he can quality for a public assitance type living situation on his own. We certainly don't want him living with us any longer than necessary. Currently taking the NAMI family to family course being taught in our area. It is great. The teachers are great, and one of them is the local NAMI representative I spoke of. What a Godsend to have this support right now. Wish the course wasn't over in a few weeks. Anyway, thanks for listening. Just so tired and down right now. Hoping I can recharge somehow and regroup to fight this problem (difficult child situation) again.