I have been out of contact with our son, Josh, for two weeks until last week. It always happens this way. I go for two or three weeks, and then I start talking myself into trying to reach him again. He eventually responds with abusive speech as below: (These are direct quotes from today) "How does it feel to have failed at everything you ever tried to do because your a fool?" "Why doesn't your family talk to you, stupid ." "I'm going to guess like everyone else they realized your a cancer of a human being." "Nothing but a lying coward. I hope you both die. I mean it" "Coward ." "Just a lying whore." "Kill yourself." "I wish I could cave your f******* face in selfish ." "I wish I could punch you in your ugly old face." Okay--if your child was saying these things, what would you do? I'm embarrassed to have even written the things he says to me and my husband. I've tried to detach, but then I start thinking about his going hungry and being on the street, ending up in jail, ending up dead, and I cave in. Do any of you experience this type of abuse from your kids? I have begged him to leave Denver and to accept some shelter from us, but he refuses and says the types of things above. What is wrong with me that I keep going back for more abuse? My husband gets frustrated with me, and I can't blame him.