Okay, well, forget all that vaguely hopeful-sounding blah blah about growing and expanding and putting my life back together in my last post. Family trauma drama has become my predominant concern—well above buying furniture.
All I can say about this: as has often been lamented by everyone who has ever produced one, children do not come with instruction manuals and parents all muddle through as best they can.
All I can say to or about any and all offspring of mine: I love you; I stand by you; and I want what is best for you, whatever that is and however you are going to get there. We will work it out.