Adult Criminal Stepson Better Watch Out...
Last year I notified Crime Stopper tips about my adult stepson. His narcissistic mother raised & enabled him. The sob story is that his parents got divorced. Well, he had a lot of help about that. And he had unconditional love from me, the stepmother for YEARS. Years of abuse, lying, stealing, mind games. He's had so many "second chances"I've lost track.
One of SS's many manipulative techniques is to claim he doesn't want to be reminded of the past because, just right now, he's changed! A few months later, he'll admit that back when he "changed" he was really still doing drugs/dealing/whatever but NOW he has "changed" and will throw a petulant fit if anyone holds him responsible for the "past." A few months later yet, oh, he might allow that his life hadn't yet reached the ideal state he'd claimed months earlier, but NOW...you get the idea. The one consistency: he's never responsible.
A few weeks after the Crime Stopper tip-off, SS just happened to want to move to his mother's house, in a big show of Transformed POS. But he comes back to his old place often enough...to visit friends, do deals, whatever.
I saw a photo of SS today and I felt pure rage. Can't stand him, and I'm PO'd at myself for giving him so many chances.