I have posted about my Difficult Child a few times and while praying/meditating, something came to mind... Many times, my son's moods are based on his relationship 'status' with either me (we are/were close) or his ex-girlfriend. I have found that recently, my mood is based on my son's mood. If he's ranting and raving, I'm depressed, anxious, tearful. If he's okay, so am I. This was important for me to realize because it is not the way I want to live my life!! It's not fair to me or my family! Thank you all for sharing your stories and offering advice to help me realize this is not how it is supposed to be. I deserve happiness!