I have just had it with difficult child and his anger. Every morning, no matter what happened the day before, I'm pleasant to difficult child. I say, "Good morning," and he says, "Shut up!" He complains that there's nothing for breakfast, and when I remind him that we have bagels, English muffins, cereal, etc., he shouts, "You're an idiot!" Fed up, I say, "There's no reason to be rude," and he says, "You being alive in this house is plenty of reason to be rude!" And then the insults about how I look, how much money I make, etc., start. If he were a husband, I would divorce him. If he were an employee, I would fire him. If he were a friend, I would dump him. But he's my child, so I just love him and pray for him. But all the meanness is wearing me out. Intellectually, I know it's his problem, not mine, but part of me keeps thinking, "How can my own son be so hateful to me?" How do you detach so you keep from going insane?