This reply was originally posted by user parentcoachjoyce in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
When I mentioned counseling or coaching, I meant for you, not him. You have a difficult situation and a long haul ahead of you. Working 1 on 1 with someone can really help by not only giving you a safe, understanding place to vent but also to teach you some ways to cope with these challenges in a way that doesn’t drain you emotionally. It’s like the airplane speech…you have to put the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping others!