Respectfully XXXXX XXXXX say that I would like to pass my question on to another expert,
perhaps someone with a psychotherapy background. My stepson is 22 y.o.
and far out of the pediatric realm, and he is using depression as a manipulative tool, and
I am looking for a sterner response. Me trying to psychoanalyze him does not work especially via email. That train has left the station, if you know what I mean.
When he was home for Thanksgiving, I asked him how his counseling was going
and he said, "Fine, why do you ask?" if that gives you any idea of where his head
is at. Personally, I don't think he is even in counseling. He is an only child and a
huge spoiled brat, even though I love him, we are doing him no favor supporting him.
I suspect his g'friend and her family are about to give him the boot also if he doesn't
get a job soon. I cannot imagine what her parents must think (and they too are in
the medical profession).