I don't know if its related to her D or not, but I do know that prior to Alexandra's DX nearly 3 years ago, Alex was a pretty happy-go-lucky kid. Not anymore. Even when in range now, she's easily angered, and has a temper that flares up at the least provocation. She can be physically and verbally abusive when she gets like this. Even towards her father, she'll be verbally combative, answering back; towards me and her brothers, its worse. Anything and everything can trigger her wrath. I know if we were in the U.S. we could find a counselor or someone to talk with her. She doesn't have that here. We're all she's got. She doesn't listen to me at all, and I am finding it more and more difficult to cope. Sometimes its all I can do not to shake her senseless. It's gotten so that she's rude and disrespectful to me, and I am at my wit's end. I just don't know what to do anymore. It can get really awful. I told her once that I love her but sometimes I just don't like her. That night she asked me please not to let her die. How can I go on like this? I'm open for advice, suggestions, books, whatever. I'm scared that if I can't get her (and in turn, me) centered now when she's 10, what's going to happen when her hormones really start to kick in?