I read these posts and my heart goes out. Those of us who DO have difficult children CAN understand. I'm Worried about my difficult son, 28, 3x prison, drugs (uses and sells/sold, not sure), has engaged in prostitution, steals from me. He was thrown out of his first high school, then thrown out of college. Does not work. His legal bills have been a lot. Now his girlfriend pregnant. She tells me he was sexually abused as a child. I reached out with support and offer to help, said I'd pay for therapy. (Would be tough, but I'd do it.). But all he seems to want is money. He wants me to give him things around the house that he thinks are valuable (not really). I think he wants to sell them. If I say no, he flies into scary rages. I don't want to be alone s him in my house. (Single mom) I've always done all I could think of for him, through what I thought was a good childhood, incl Learning Disabilities grammar school and private high school (till he was expelled, then I moved to a new town so he could go to a good public). but he's so nasty and abusive to me now that I've said he should only contact me if he wants to start in therapy, either himself or with me. He emailed back that he doesn't care if he sees me again or not, but please send money. All so terrible.