I am so depressed and in way over my head. My sixteen year old and I have had another fight about going to school on Monday. I told him I would not call him in again. He was tired, he said he counldn't sleep last night. The fight escalated. I tried to remember the dispassionate cop but I guess I am too dispassionate. It only infuriates him more. I try to leave the room but he just goes on the attack, name calling, yelling at me. I thought I had developed pretty thick skin, this is my fourth child,
but it hurt so much. He knows all the buttons. I even tried to leave the house, he had hidden my keys. He accused me of abandoning him. What is up with that? I broke down crying and called him in sick. I thought that is what the pont of this whole episode had been about. He just yelled at me so more about why do I do that, put up a fight and then give in? He always apologizes and says how bad he feels, but I just feel beaten and useless. Somebody please help me. I think I am going crazy.