YOU ARE THE ADVICE COLUMNIST: What Do I Do About My Son's Offensive Porn Collection?

'm a single mother doing everything that I can and I feel utterly, utterly worn-out and demoralized.

Apr 22, 2014 at 6:30pm | Leave a comment

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My 14-year-old son is more than just the headache a typical teenage boy can be.  Recently, while cleaning his room, I snooped through his computer history and it horrified me. Terribly misogynistic porn, so bad it left me in tears, disgusting gore/shock websites, and pictures of road kill. My first instinct was to pick up his computer and hurl it across the room, but instead I maintained composure and asked him about the content. He shrugged it off and said he was just curious, that it meant nothing, that some of it was pop-ups. He left me dumbfounded and I removed the computer from his room in frustration. He's never displayed any seriously violating or bullying behavior that I'm aware of, just commonplace frustration and some outbursts. I'm taking him to therapy, but I feel overwhelmingly guilty, as if I'm raising a sociopath in the making. I've struggled with depression for years and this has exacerbated my symptoms immensely. I'm a single mother doing everything that I can and I feel utterly, utterly worn-out and demoralized. I don't know what to do anymore. What should I do?

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