from those "in the know." Usually I'm able to keep my chin up. Over the years, even without the help of family, I have pieced together my own personal support system. difficult child has moved several times over the last several months. All sorts of weird stuff...mostly involving her difficult friends causing problems and difficult child not being able to handle it. Landlords kick her out. husband has handled most of this stuff. But it is time consuming and costly. Last place, difficult child found on her own. She negotiated the lease and made all the arrangements ahead of time. husband came in last minute and moved her. It was almost easy. The best part of all was the price...fits within the budget for once. Also, close. It is a garage apartment. We were NOT happy with the stuff leading up to the situation...but saw some silver lining here. AND difficult child is no longer inviting the trouble makers to her new place...its been quiet. She's been there about six weeks. We went out of town this weekend...come home last night AND difficult child says she wants to move. Insists on it. She wants to move ACROSS town to a bad part of town cause her girlfriend wants to live with her on the weekends and it is near where the friend works. This area is known for crime of all sorts. She (girlfriend) says she will contribute a little...etc.... (until they have a fight or girlfriend loses her job...you guys know the story). There are too many problems here to even begin. difficult child is making NO SENSE. We have spoken to her. Son has spoken to her. I have tried to call her...she wont call back. We are tired, frustrated, concerned.... In addition, I have a friend with a sister who is similar to my difficult child. She revealed to me last night that her sister was homeless for ten years and nearly lost her life due to impulsive behaviors before she came to her senses. Today, she works PT and is on disability and does well. However....ten years! Nearly losing her life! I'm in mood that I can't even describe and I have a lot of work to do. I WILL force myself to do it...but if anyone has a kind word to help me through this, I would appreciate it. Thank you.