We found out today that BM and her DH have separated. They've been separated for a couple of months now and he's been living somewhere else, according to SS. We weren't aware of this. We found out today when a friend of ours that also knows BM asked us about it so we decided to ask SS if it was true. It was.
That probably explains SS's behavior for the last few months. He was doing really well, behavior wise, and then out of nowhere his behavior did a 180 and he was back to his old ways, only worse. We tried talking to him about why he was acting up again, but got nowhere with him. It was always "I don't know". We started to question whether it was hormones or not because at almost 11, it could be a likely cause.
So DH had a talk with SS about it today. He told he understood why he was upset and that he could talk to us about if he wants to. SS really misses his SD (or whatever he's called now). He said before he moved out his Mom and SD fought...a lot. Lots of yelling and screaming (this was backed up by our mutual friend who lives only 2 doors down from them). Poor kids. I can't imagine what he went through. :(
Has anyone gone through this before? Any advice on how to help SS through this when he's with us?