Posting when Difficult Child stress hits always helps husband and me regroup. 35 yo Difficult Child texted a couple hours ago "Need to talk - like 911". Husband and I know the drill. He wants money. We have not given him any money in a couple years....except $50 in a Christmas card. D.C. has been living in same town as my parents for the last year. They (mostly mom) have continued the enabling. My parents say they are finished helping him. That was mentioned Friday during a visit. They did not offer details and I did not ask. I know not to discuss Difficult Child with them. I did not respond to the text. Actually, I blocked the # for the time being. These attempts to get money from us are stressful because we know he is very desperate if he contacts us. Instead of feeling hopeful that he will try to turn his life around, there is more a worry he will hurt himself. (Neither of those scenarios has happened). For 20 years Difficult Child has lived like this. (Being as mean as he wants while blaming everyone else for his situation.). Burning bridges and circling back through family and friends for $$ months/years later. His MO never changes. What a difficult way to live. For him and for us when we are on his radar. Thanks for your ears.