I am done! The refueling comment

Every once in a while I had to make this declaration.

It meant, “I’m done for today.”

It meant, “Time out!”

I needed to give my brain a break from the emotional mayhem of caring for a stubborn child that suffered from anxiety, depression and addiction. I needed that break so I could refuel and come back fighting.

As parents, we get to that point.

The system is so frustrating, support so lacking, it often feels like no one is on your side. And let’s face it. We can’t always get cooperation from our loved ones either. Watching someone self-destruct is no picnic.… Read more...