I don't usually do this, but am asking you all to please say a prayer for my family tonight. Last week my teenager, AKA "Bonehead" ran away - he is safe at a friend's house for now, but needs to come home and handle things here......he's risking throwing away his last opportunity to graduate this year, and therefore losing his best opportunity to get into the military.
On top of the teenager issues, my marriage is in trouble, AND my hubby is struggling with more mental health issues (which he STILL has not gotten help for).... this morning he lost his temper to the point that he got physical. No one was hurt, but he scared the crap out of all of us. I had to ask him to leave. It breaks my heart to be the one who is 'kicking him out' when he so clearly needs a LOT of love and patience right now, but I can't risk him hurting me or the kids in a blind rage. I'm seriously hoping and praying that this will be the final straw for him, the one thing that will MAKE him go and get help.
He has gone to a few counseling sessions in the past year, but I know he is not being honest with the therapist - so how is she supposed to help him? He's been referred to a psychiatrist, and WOW, if anyone needs psych meds right now, it's my husband - but he "doesn't have time" to go see the psychiatrist. I pray that he will now MAKE time, and will take his mental health as seriously as he's always taken his physical health.
I truly hate to air our dirty laundry here like this, but you already all know how much we've struggled with his mental health issues (and MINE) since he returned from deployment 14 months ago. The 'reintegration' ugliness is mostly over, but if he doesn't find a way to heal his mind, it won't matter.
Please, just say a prayer for peace and health for my whole family.