It is time to disown my bro? Sorry long.
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|Thu, 04-24-2003 - 2:53pm|
He gets money from the work my parents give to him (they own their own business). But he daily asks them for more money since he thinks money is to my parents as air is to the earth.
Now he has shacked up with this wretched women who has 4 kids w/ 4 different men. She had #5 with my brother knowing full well he is an addict. She treats him like crap until he brings her stuff or money and he seems to love it because he keeps going back. It seems my bother has ideas about what he is going to inherit after my parents are gone(they are only in their early 60's) and has voiced these ideas to the little lady. My parents want nothing to do w/ her because it seems shes going along for the ride to see what she can get in the end. This woman has nothing. She is on welfare and her children were sleeping on mattresses on the floor until my brother came into her life and furnished her apt. among the many other things he provides for her. This makes my parents even more upset because their grandchildren are nowhere to be found and he doesn't seem to care but he spends all his time and energy on this woman and her children.
For the last year he has been in and out of rehabs. He goes in and leaves with in a few days. Even if he is really far away he would get in a cab and have my parents pay the bill when he gets home without any warning. He disrespects my parents to no end. He smacked my mother about two months ago over 20 dollars. He causes scenes in their store to get what he wants. Everyone in the neighborhood knows he a junkie and it depresses my parents immensely. I have been living out of the state for the last three years but they have not come to visit once because they can't leave him alone. They fear he will start asking other people in our family for money (which he has done) or break into the house (which he has done). Recently my parents sent him to a very, very expensive rehab on the other side of the country. He caused such trouble there that they actually called to ask for more money. He left w/in 3 weeks. While he was there over a fight concerning his girlfriend he called my mother a name in our language which translates into dirty slut.
My parents won't disown him for fear that he will become homeless, go to jail or die. Which I can understand. I wanted to disown him after hearing about the smack and the insult but my mother begged me not to. She thinks it will only make things worse. I don't know what to do about any of this. May be I can't do anything.
Thanks for listening. I was good to get that out.