Something smells at my house, and it's not the garbage (although that does also, but I'm sure the bears will take care of it tonight). You know when you can feel it all over and you just know that there is something 'going on', that there is something 'up'? But you are just too danged tired to pursue it because the drama will kill you and you're just too exhausted to 'get into it'?? Well, that's how I feel. I know difficult child is either lying or just holding back the truth...and I think it has to do with the beloved ape child (as Star calls him) and I think that since this past month has been so mellow and - well - pleasant, difficult child is trying to figure out a way to foil things. I think whatever it is, it will come out in the end - it always does, doesn't it?? Since she's broken up with HIM, she's been pleasant, less edgy, helpful, fun, nice, laughing, friendlier, and happy, content, at peace, making plans for herself, talking to old friends, reconnecting. I was so happy to see the change...I felt like I had my [nicer] daughter back. At around the same time that she dumped MB, she also skipped a month on the patch. Coincidentally, she saw MB last night (supposedly to get her things back) AND started the patch again. And now today she is a mess. She's crying, she's lashing out, she's upset, unhappy, hates everyone, wants to GET OUT, is mad at me for not letting her use my car, etc...I mean, all the crud we were dealing with while she was with MB, which coincides with her time on the patch. Her time with MB was allegedly spent 'talking' and she claims that he told her she was right to dump him and that they agreed to not see one another for a while before hanging out as friends. Ahem, BS. So, which is it? MB or the patch?? Or perhaps BOTH? She has a DR appointment tomorrow with the DR who put her on the patch and I am going to bring it up....if difficult child lets me in after her exam. But I am just wondering if any of you have any thoughts on the patch?