These last two days have been some of the most nerve wracking 48 hours of your life!
It is not that any part of the last year has been a picnic, but these last 48 hours have been the worst!
When your 30 year old son called to say that he was coming home from California, he offered few details. Once he arrived back home, however, the details slowly emerged. In the midst of the story of his marriage ending and his doctoral degree remaining unfinished were painful tales of drinking binges and total blackouts. And while you are your wife have tried everything in your power to help your adult son through this rough transition, but many of your efforts have been in vain. The fact that he booked himself a one way ticket and flew back to California to get the rest of his things is a step in the right direct
This is a visit that you are both looking forward to and dreading.
Although you are very anxious to see your college girlfriend, you also know that she and her family are not in the best spot right now. Although you have not visited your friend in more than a year, you know from phone calls and texts that she is struggling with her oldest son.
Back at home after a failed marriage of five years, your college friend and her husband are dealing with an adult son who is an alcoholic. He refuses to go in for treatment and your friend refuses to give up, but the reality of having an adult alcoholic in your home is frightening. The parents are worried about leaving their son home alone on a weekend for fear that harm could come to there son, but the greatest concern is about drinking and driving. And while t