My son turned 18 in July. He just got off of Probation at the end of August. He finally had a good paying Job making 11 dollars an hour for an 18 year old that is awesome. He has been on the job less than a month and has called in over four times. Yesterday he didn't want to go to work again. Said he was sick. I have been through hades and back with this kid and of course it upset me. It started an argument and he was cursing at me and being very ugly. I finally have had enough and told him he could either respect me or pack his bags and go. He packed his bags and left. Tonight is his second night on the street. He came home earlier and took his PS3 and sold it for less than 100 bucks for food. Refuses to come home and plainly stated he hates our rules and wants freedom. He is hooked on Pot and didn't even bother calling in to work, just didn't show up. My Husband got him this job and now he looks bad. That aside, I am of course worried to death. My son is very stubborn and I know he will not come home unless he gets what he wants. He will prefer to live on the streets. I can't keep allowing him to abuse me verbally however. I need a support group I suppose. I am so tired. He is driving me insane with worry. What works? What have any in similar circumstances done?