I think Josh was somewhat reticent in showing up at our home for many reasons. Most often when meeting with a therapist you are challenged to acknowledge and face your problems. That can be scary and painful. With the addition of camera crews, you are fully aware that you are opening up your problems for the world to see. I also think that Josh was feeling some guilt over allowing himself to be used by an adult earlier that year, as a missile to hurt my relationship with George and to spread hatred. He was fully aware of the impact that it had on George and I and I know he felt ashamed about it. It must have taken a tremendous amount of courage to show up at George's house after so much destruction had occurred. I commend Josh for confronting his problems. People make mistakes. The lesson that I've been trying to teach Josh is what matters is that he acknowledge his wrongdoing, take responsibility for it, apologize if necessary, move on, and don't do it again! If it were only that easy — right?
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I have been trying to follow this heartfelt experience with Josh. I am not sure where he is in his journey toward recovery, but I understand everything that you are feeling. My son was diagnosed with adhd and we have had him in counseling since he was young. My husband and I have been married for 27 years. He is now living in a sober living facility, and still struggles, he is sober but doesn't deal with life problems. We have offered counseling again, and are willing to pay for his medication. But he has his own agenda, which is scarey. It is very difficult, and you are afraid when the phone rings, and afraid when it doesn't. He is very immature and doesn't see the big picture. I wish he had a girlfriend who could shed some light on his situation, and convince him that family is the most important thing. Good luck, and I would love to here how Josh is doing and my prayers are with you. Sharon