difficult child came home from friends tonight very angry at me. Seems she got a letter from her beloved inmate. He was angry as %^&^ because I had called the prison. He told difficult child she could be his friend and that was it. He called me a crazy a%%. Why do I ruin everything in her life? I told her everytime she does something self destructive ,and that I have power over, I will "ruin her life". She is a minor and I am a responsible mother. He is a jerk, a felon, and he knows she is a minor. If he is in trouble for these letters, a reformed guy (as she tried to tell me he was) would not call me names, would not lash out at her, but would own his stuff. A little bit later she came and told me I was right. He was a jerk and it was over. I of course don't believe anything. She told me," The kind of guys you would like me to date don't want me mom." Her dad and I both told her she would have to get better to attract the right guy and we knew she was smart, social and a delight when she chose to be. We also told her that she was better than an inmate, not to mention an inmate without a diploma, who has 2 kids he has left high and dry. Please pray for us!