I have an almost 6 yo DS (only child) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (high functioning), ADHD, DMDD, ODD who completely wrecked my life. He has made my life a living hell. And he is only 5.The last time I was happy was 5 years ago. Our house and lives are WWIII. He is extremely aggressive, destructive, always angry, does not have any friends, hates making people happy, he is attacking us with knives, forks, pins, throwing things at us, you name it. I dread picturing my life in one more year. I cannot take any more of this. I hurt for him, for me, for my husband, for the beautiful life we hoped for which turned into the darkest nightmare with no end in sight. It is no longer only about the lost dreams, it is about the extreme fear and dread of what is to come... Have you managed to actually have a life while having such difficult children? I am desperate for hope and help...I am actually considering separating from my husband (who has become just a roommate because of all the stress we live in) just so we can each get some life back when our son is with the other parent.