I had a revelation this morning:
Living through the teen years is a lot like going through pregnancy.
After 9 months of pregnancy a woman will pretty much do anything, go through any amount of pain, to get that baby out of her body. She is psychologically ready.
After 5 years of living with an emotionally unstable, hormonally unbalanced, smelly teen who eats the same amount as a small village in Africa and creates paths of mass destruction wherever he goes, you will pretty much do what you have to to get him out of the house.
I'm only in year two but I have a hunch this is where we are headed.