Feeling frustrated today. It's not been a great week, and as someone posted in another thread - weekends always seem to be worse. I'm struggling with this part of detachment: * Developing and maintaining of a safe, emotional distance from someone whom you have previously given a lot of power to affect your emotional outlook on life. Which is leading me to this: * (IN)Ability to exercise emotional self-protection and prevention so as not to experience greater emotional devastation from having hung on beyond a reasonable and rational point. My daughter blew up at us again and told me to "blank" off, held us hostage in the house while she had the baby in her arms while we repeatedly asked her to leave. She had made plans to take the baby today to a friend's house (SAFE plan, I would drop them off and pick them up - she does not take the baby by herself at this time). I confirmed plans twice this morning to make sure they were still on. Five minutes prior to leave time she called my husband and said she wasn't going and would do something else. He told her not to come over, that we would see her later for dinner, but she insisted she was on her way and hung up on him. Minutes later she was at the house. It's hard to keep boundaries when we are primary caregivers for the baby right now and not getting along with our daughter. She has been very mean and cold and rude lately, but still expects an open-door policy. I feel so much like I'm always at her mercy. She can scream at us, tell us to go blank ourselves, and then be fine the next minute. My stomach is still in knots hours later and I feel flatlined from trying to turn emotions off.