ty Erich & doodlemor...my daughter has it down to the minutes till she turns 18 and she can go out by herself (3 1/2 months, not that I'm counting!). This girl has been brought up in a nice home, but since she turned 18 (she will be 19 next month), she wants to do what she wants while still enjoying the benefits of parental units taking care of her and they butt heads. She is just exerting, in a few people's opinions, a little too much influence on my DD and steering her away from what she is attempting to do with her life as she heads into adulthood into what she wants THEM to do as BFF's. And my DD gets individual therapy, but we also do family therapy and I belong to a support group so as to hold on to my sanity. Bi polar is a female dog, especially when it happens to your sweet, smart, talented, beautiful child. She has trouble maintaining friendships so when someone shows her the attention this girl has, she loves it. I just keep biting my tongue and bean dipping until she has her AHA moment, and hope it comes soon!