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After the bonus came in...
My son seemed to be doing so well. On time to work. Courteous to us. Doing WELL at work, so he gets a bonus two weeks ago. A big bonus. So now,he's screamed at us because he ran out of hot water while taking a shower. He's been given a warning at work that if he's late again, he'll be put on probation, then if he's late again, he'll be fired, lose any future bonus, maybe be ineligible for unemployment. Our fault. If we didn't provide him with subsidized/free housing, he could sleep in. He went into his script about how we favor his sister because she lives in the house he'd prefer, never mind that her roommates pay his rent indirectly. And that if he lived in the better,larger house, he couldn't have roommates because he's a slob, quarrelsome, noisy, disruptive and angry a lot. So why doesn't he move now that he had lots of money, I ask. And pay %1,200 month -- which is fair market for where he wants to live, or so he thinks. NO. He'd prefer to live in the 'burbs with dull people and have money to spend on what? And why the bad tempoer all of a sudden? My guess is that he's spending his bonus money on his drug of choice, which I supposed was marijuana. But now I'm wondering. The descent into inappropriate rage was so fast. Oh, and he also lost his insulin pump's glucometer. "Lost?" How can be get careless on his life support all of a sudden? So now he's in a major sulk on the Sunday before Christmas. Why does he place himself in this position? He seemed to be doing much better. I was still depressed because I had doubts that I could ever feel comfortable about him. I am so tired of walking on eggs. His sister has been no contact with him for several years now, and I am wondering when and if I can do the same. Not while my husband is alive; he would never let us do that.

Posted: 12/21/2014 7:55 PM

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Text to my AD So much lying comes with your drug use. So much hurt too. Your dad and I were so happy to have you back, sober. So happy, joyful, thankful, that you were with us, that you were not lying. Now, here we are, once again in the middle of your lies, having to lose you all over again. You show up sober just long enough for us to have hope, to fall in love with you all over again, to see our beautiful child. The you go back to your Beloved. And your Lies. And your Deceptions. Our lovely daughter leaves us, and we grieve. Grieve as a canyon calls out to the universe, echoes to the empty stars. Our clear-eyed Cate is gone again. Do not contact me unless you need a ride to treatment.

Posted: 12/18/2014 10:07 PM

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