Copper finally had enough of her leprechaun boyfriend and she LEFT him! She told me that she had been sugar coating things for too long. That while he never hit her, he was getting very verbally and emotionally abusive. I know that on the rare occasions that she was allowed to visit Tink and me, she spent half the time on the phone convincing him that she was not cheating on him. He had alienated her from all her friends and family. And she kept telling herself that it would get better. Well she finally made an actual friend at her new job, and this friend told her point blank that she was better than putting up with his nonsense. In fact, leprechaun's own MOTHER asked her why she was still with him. Finally last night she had had enough, and she packed her stuff and went to stay with her new friend (who lives with her sister). Copper came over for a visit today. It was absolutely lovely. No rushing to get back home, no million phone calls, I had my old Copper back. I am SO proud of her, I am beaming.