Just re-introducing myself, and will try to keep it succinct. I was here a few years ago when my daughter was raising thorns, disrupting our lives and making horrible decisions (drugs, alcohol, prostitution, no job, abusive relationship). Then I detached a bit, was working, and started to peel my life away from hers. She was still leeching money from my parents and shacked up with the boyfriend that gave her black eyes - but she told everyone how hard she was working on becoming an "independent woman" and a "survivor" that they ate it up like cats on cream, and my parents kept doling money out to her for rent so she could break away. All a lie. He was there the whole time. Then she ends up pregnant. She told me she didn't know if it was his, some other guys - or one of the guys she was sleeping with for money. She decided to keep baby. I told her I would support the baby in whatever way necessary. Too long of a story to keep going into, but my grandbaby has been our my house since birth (over 6 months now). She didn't want to take him home to her messed up relationship and life (PRAISE GOD), but she also has a hard time breaking away from her toxic relationship where verbal and physical abuse goes both ways. However, after getting into an altercation, daughter and baby dad are not allowed to have contact right now. It's been a good thing. Everyone thought she'd be able to hold it together since she was a mom, but she's been out drinking to blackout, putting herself in bad situations, can't hold a job down, and just basically running amok. As much as she wants to be a mom, she can't bring it together to do so. She blames depression. So here we are with a wonderful, precious grandchild, a daughter that is basically homeless now, and other adult children doing spectacularly. Dear grandbaby puts a new spin on things, giving her more leverage and reason for wanting to be here. I just want baby to have a good chance at things and not to be mixed up in all of their silliness. Anyway, I'm glad to have found you all again.