Otherwise, EG (enabling Grandma or evil grandma) would be covered in boils or worse! How can a person casue so much pain and misery and have nothing come back on them?? Up until EG took difficult child-S, difficult child-A was her golden child. She always told him that he could do whatever he wanted. No one had the right to tell him no. That no matter what, everything would work out for him, she'd see to it. Now...it's all "you deserve what you get", "you're a loser"...etc... difficult child-A is confused and really hurting over all of this. He doesn't understand why EG has turned on him. So now, difficult child-A is coming to me, the evil step-mom, seeking help and understanding. It's so hard seeing him in all this pain. I'm so angry at EG and hurt so bad for difficult child-A. He's got a very hard road ahead of him, and it's a journey he'll have to make on his own. I'll be on the side-lines cheering him all the way, but it is still his journey. He's dropped out of school again. I'm trying to talk him into getting his GED. I told him I'd pay for the test and stuff, but he needs to go find the info and set things up. I told him if I did it for him, he wouldn't appreciate it as much as if he did it himself. I just hope he listens. His Uncle told him that if he got his GED, he'd set him up at his job. It's over an hour away from EG. Or there is the option of the military. Either way, difficult child-A would be away from EG and the rest of this dysfunctional family and I think it would be good for him. I feel like I've been "slimed" by EG all over again. I'm covered with this gooey-sticky ick that just won't wash off. Even though I haven't seen this woman since August, she's still able to gunk up my life. I feel like payback is dumping on me and letting her have a golden pass. It just plain stinks! Thanks for letting me vent.