My stress/anxiety/depression has been abnormally high for a couple of months now due to easy child 1 dealing with migraines of unknown origin that have, so far, resisted treatment. Just had a medication increase, hoping for the best. With that said... I'm having a really hard time with difficult child. This additional stress has, I think, made it even more difficult to deal with her. I swear I'm wanting to just strangle her on an almost daily basis - she is just constantly stomping all over my very last nerve. EVERY WORD OUT OF HER MOUTH it seems is either a manipulation attempt, belittlement, attention-seeking, or a disrespectful dig. If there is a conversation going on anywhere near her, she INVARIABLY tries to make it about her. Every single time. Even if it has nothing whatsoever to do with her. I can't have a conversation without difficult child butting in. It is MADDENING. I've told her SO many times that her life would be so much easier if she could just learn to SHUT UP sometimes. Geesh. Just venting, really. I don't have much of an outlet in real life. And I DO love difficult child, I just can't stand her a lot of the time. That sounds awful, I know. But it's the truth.