I've often said Steven has been a very easy child to raise and a well behaved, polite young man that everyone loves,,, he never had his terrible two's, never had the "I'm a teenager and I know everything" attitude,, wellllllll that just changed! He's been hanging around with a friend of his that graduated last year and at first I was happy about,, now it seems this young man is having a really negative effect on him and is doing a great job of convincing him that I am a mean and terrible mother who is "oppressing" him and not respecting the fact that he is now 18 and an adult! We had quite the argument before Christmas and Steven informed me that he is moving out after New Years,, I thought we worked through that until last night when it came up again,, and he still plans on moving out. He's 18, still in high school, been to basic training, has to do AIT after graduation, is planning on going to New Mexico Military Institute, then University of Washington. I'm afraid that his buddy is going to derail him with all of his garbage since Steven is listening to him so much. He informed me he has no trouble or problems with anyone else,, just me, and I'm always picking fights with him, and I always think I'm right but I'm wrong,, I'm trying to just ride it out but honestly part of me is saying "Fine get the Heck and gone out and don't look back!" I've got enough stress of my own without this and I just want to run screaming for the hills right now.