Today we bought a house for my son to rent from us.(I talked about our reasoning in my earlier thread The Plan). Things have been reasonably good with our son recently, but tonight he was rude to me and left for his friend’s house without saying goodbye. It was a mini tantrum after I questioned him about the falling out with the friend he had initially planned on sharing with. (He has since found someone else to share with.) Prior to mini tantrum he seemed excited about the house - didn’t actually manage to say thank you, though. I feel really low tonight. I’m happy about the house because I want him to leave but every time he has one of these irrational outbursts I feel beaten. I’m reminded that he’s not “normal”, that things aren’t magically going to get better just because he’s not in my house and that while ever there’s breath in my body I’m going to worry about him. Both my husband and I are strong in our resolve that this is the end of the line. No more financial help, no matter what. If he can’t make this work then he’s on his own. I can’t have him here any longer. The house settlement is in four weeks. I pray we can get through those weeks without too much drama. I just want to be free of him now.