Most of you know x is a manipulative swear word and because he didn't get what he wanted from the mediation is upset. He has told difficult child 1 that he has a 50/50 chance of being killed on the job this week! Actually told him he might fall off a cliff he is working next to. Can I scream now? I would be grateful if x threw himself off a cliff. difficult child 1 isn't to that point yet. Though he isn't as upset about it as x would want him to be. difficult child 1's main concern is 'can I bring my toys from x's house here if he dies?' I told him yes. difficult child 1 doesn't let go of ideas though and after one is PLANTED like that he will go over and over it until he does get himself worked up. I'd better call the school. difficult child 1 has been doing so well there too. And of course I can't really say anything to change difficult child 1's mind that x isn't really going to die. The best I can do is try to keep his mind somewhere else. This reminds me of when I was married to him and he'd say things like 'you hate me. You just want me to kill myself." I told him "Yep" and I walked away. He had a gun with him at the time. And I can't get hold of the therapist! His office changed to a different town, but his boss said he is still planning on doing therapy with difficult child 1. I can't get a hold of him though to make an appointment. Haven't been able to for weeks and now we really need an appointment. I am mad.