Can anyone offer some advice? I have two teenaged children and a husband who works away from Sunday until Friday. Even though both the kids are at home (one unemployed the other just finished exams) they do nothing. Whenever I ask them to do stuff I get sullen looks at best and am often shouted at . My husband does not want to know. My son is particularly bad. Yesterday I left home at 7.30 am for work (he having woken me at 1.20 am to ask for taxi money) and when I came out of my last meeting at 9.30 pm facing a 90-minute drive home I had a message from him asking for money for a takeaway because he 'couldn't be ar*ed' to cook after clearning up some mess he and his friend had made. This argument continued when I got home and, once again, I ended up in tears, crying myself to sleep without any proper food myself. When I rang my husband to ask for help he just said I needed to stop going on at our son. Honestly, honestly I DO NOT go on, I praise him when he does things and very rarely, like last night, ask him to help. we have supported him for two years while he has been unemployed and gone through a range of problems. My life is an absolute misery. I am feeling very low today though thankfully I am in work . I feel uncomfortable and unloved and unappreciated in my own home. I dread being there. Please help - I don't know what I am doing wrong or what else to try. I have tried sitting down with them all and they all say I am going on again and just see everything negatively. I don't know where to turn. I am so lonely.