So, difficult child lost her job in April, however, she had to leave for her own sanity. She was very happy there until her higher up took over the running of the office and was constantly condescending to her, sexist and rude. It was odd because he did give her a nice healthy raise two weeks prior to her leaving...he was undermining her position. Anyway, she fought, even went to a hearing, and won unemployment (he fought it) and has been unemployed since. She and E still live at his mom's house and that is a huge stressor for her as well, but as we always say, she has choices and doesn't need to live there. Life is good without her living at home, though I do worry about her as she hasn't always eaten right and had ended up in the hospital several times earlier this year. Finally, she has made some important changes. She's gone gluten free, meat free and cut waaaaay back on coffee and cigarettes. She has essentially put herself on a diet recommended for people with gall bladder issues - no fried foods, no spicy foods, low juice intake, avoid all acidy foods, etc. This week she has an appointment at a new gastroenterologist (I have been pushing her to do this forever) and I will go with her because she rarely remembers her symptoms and history. She told me just last week that since changing her diet, she feels much better overall. No more chronic belly pain and she says her head seems clearer and she's able to not allow her moods to get the best of her. Oh, she's also reading a book about detachment and handling her moods. Can't hurt, right? She and E are doing okay - she seems to be annoyed with him about some things but overall, they are still in love and plan to marry one day. As some of you may recall, the wedding that was supposed to be this upcoming weekend was postponed - a new date has not been selected as of yet. She has been a joy to hang out with on a personal level and has expressed an interest in moving back home but is nervous about her and my H's past relationship. I did tell her that while I understand her concern, she is a grown up now. He would, however, nag her about not working, that I know!!! On the one hand, I'd love her back home so I could see that she's eating well. on the other hand, I don't want to fall into old patterns. Anyway, that's it for now on difficult child.