difficult child-daughter made "first contact" accidentally last week via text. I took the opportunity to tell her it was nice to hear from her, even if by accident, and that we love her. She replied that we DO NOT love her or her brother our difficult child-ds. Both difficult child-s have been behaving as if they've been systematically going through the list of Reactive Attachment Disorder symptoms. Her response is typical. It is the lie her Illness has ingrained in her brain and what her"rescuers" have been bottle feeding her to keep her their captive "pet project". Every speck of it is Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). I told her I was sorry she's chosen to surround herself with people who delight in the drama she's created, feeding the lie that her parents don't love her. I told her we've been praying for her every night and day. I explained she may be feeling unloved because we have been honoring her request made through the courts for "no contact" (through an "order of protection" she requested but failed to show up for and the judge dismissed.) She replied that I was delusional and had made up many lies about her. (regarding her having Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)) I told her whatever she chooses to believe, we will never stop loving her and praying for her. It is dangerous for US to be around her until she starts demonstrating mental health. She's far from it. We continue loving her from a safe distance. It's pointless to argue WITH mental illness. I'm not saying my daughter IS mental illness. She has it. It's flaring. There is no reasoning... not now anyway. I think right now all she can bear to hear is that we love her, and are praying for her, and won't stop. I pray that truth would echo to her core! She's too sick right now to hear any thing else. It is not the time nor the place. Yet.