Hell's a poppin'. Eldest bipolar son is living in halfway house and now says he doesn't have Tourette syndrome (diagnosed at 9). He says that he has Reyes Syndrome from my husband giving him an aspirin when he was a child and from him drinking Pepto Bismol as a child. Not true. He says he remembers talking about it with his pediatrician, who retired when son was 4. We haven't seen him since November and haven't spoken to him in over a month. We did call his place and asked if he was ok, but told the intake clerk not to tell him of our call. The situation with my younger son and special needs grandson I've addressed in another recent post. My husband and I are exhausted. Even after we put in the year we promised to take care of our grandson, it seems like we won't ever be done. How does young dad who lost license and car get child to and from daycare? He doesn't get home from work until 6 p.m. Where can GS therapies take place. There is no break or room for our lives to unfold. We looked at an actuarial chart. At our age, with good health, we can expect to live another 24 years. I have 2 chronic conditions and my hubby has worked in the trades all his life (and still is) and is so very tired. So there's the question. Will it take us geographically relocating to get away from this destructive cycle? We were had decent boundaries in place and are accepting the reality that our elder son is not going to get better if he continues to not take medications. Our younger son is trying, but given past history and his recent judgement lapses that the lassez-faire attitude is right underneath the surface ready to come out. Our GS is too aggressive for us to handle. My hubby bears the brunt. I just want to get out of Dodge. It is sounding better and better to my husband as well. Is it practical? Does it work? Has anyone ever done it? I worry about moving away from extended family and friends. Maybe we are so enmeshed given our current custody situation with our GS that we're not thinking straight. Maybe this is the time to do it as we still have our health and sanity and damn the torpedoes, we deserve some space and private time. Would love to hear some wisdom on this.