difficult child called...

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by toughlovin, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. toughlovin

    toughlovin Guest

    And I am doing a cautious happy dance. He sounded really good. He feels it was the right decision to go down there and is planning on staying down there and going to the sober house and continuing with outpatient treatment. He sounds like he still wants help and is still admitting he needs help. He thanked us for his birthday present which was an ipod that does not have internet access.... he said it helps a lot to have his music.

    I can't tell you how happy this makes me.... and honestly there was a point not too long ago that i thought he would never want help and I was just resigned to him ending up in prison. I am proud of him that he is continuing to do what he needs to do.

    For those of you trying to decide if you kick them out, or to stop enabling them in some major way, I say go for it.... sometimes it is the only way they will reach the point where they will realize they need help. We really can't save them if they won't save themselves.

  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

  3. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I'm really happy for you and your family. Hugs. DDD
  4. keista

    keista New Member

    So happy to hear that things are moving in a positive direction!
  5. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    That is good news!
  6. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

  7. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I love those periods of relief. Crossing body parts that he continues to want help.

  8. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think that is wonderful! I will keep a good thought that the progress continues!
  9. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Thinking of you Toughlovin!

    So glad your son is reaching out for self help...trying to take care of himself.
    Sounds very hopeful!

  10. Elsieshaye

    Elsieshaye Member

    That's really good to hear, Toughlovin!