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Hi @hopeful33250, I so appreciate your support also. If there ever was a time for me to self-disclose it must be now.

Unfortunately, after ending Jr. High as a student of the year, being accepted to the School of Performing Arts, and serving as a liaison for OCD to the county-wide mental health staff of the school district, she wanted to heal the world and thought she could.

She moved in with a fellow who has a multiphasic personality disorder and is also manic depressive. His manic times are threatening. In order to be his caregiver, she dropped out of college, gave up her fabulous part-time job at the college helping students with disabilities, and sank down to the point where the intrusive thoughts of OCD control her life.

There, I have said it……..and now my thoughts return to you and others who may be in need of help to be emotionally self-supporting.
Have a lovely and sunny day. Chris

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@artscaping

Thank you for sharing! It takes courage to be so vulnerable. I am so sorry to hear about your granddaughter's problems. How difficult for you and the rest of her family to see her under such a heavy burden. Unfortunately, that kind of childhood does not lead to making good choices as adults.

I hope there will be another turning point in her life and she will get another chance to turn things around. Where there is life, there is hope.

@artscaping– Chris, so sorry to hear this story of your granddaughter. We all have hopes for our kids & grandkids and your story just breaks my heart as I can tell it does yours as well. I will keep both of you in my prayers. May God fill you with His peace in the midst of this challenging story. Jim @thankful

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