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MARK MANLEY I was still very angry/ hurt and my son still had his attitude, but I did tell him that enough is enough, I am not supporting him as it is , and gave him the 5 days offer. He has since turned over another leaf, but no way would he leave with no place to go. Nor is it reasonable for me to insist on something like that. That is a last ditch critical thing to do, but I know it did get him thinking about consequences. He is leaving with his girlfriend on the 17 th to visit her family for a week, so timing is interesting. We are not so happy about his going there but oh, well. The other mom has already gotten their tickets, and they are excited and there it is. Our goal is not to alienate him from us, the opposite, so my thinking is to let this just slide by for now. They plan to enter the job corps just as soon as they can arrange it when they return for career training, I don't want to interrupt that either. He asked me to make a list of what I need done in the house and I have done so. They did a good job with the list. I am extremely unhappy and upset that this even came about, but I now think we need to be as supportive as we can be and he is not being a jerk these past few days either. p.s. I am scared to death to have him fly to Ohio even for a week to stay with these people we don't know .
Optional Information: Gender: Female Age: 73 Already Tried: I haven't said anything more about his leaving the house for 5 days again, we had a bizarre incident happen, that sort of side tracked all our attention away from this situation of our son being rude to us and refusing to help with the work in the house, not even care for his dogs here. Also he is much improved for ? what reasons ? I am not sure.