- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Alright. This might be long.
To cut to the chase: my brother will be homeless today or on Saturday.
My brother and I have never gotten along, for a number of reasons, many of which have put me in therapy! He is 28 years old, just got a divorce from his wife of seven years, and has a seven year old son.
He has a past littered with drug and alcohol abuse, shop lifting, walking out on jobs, being evicted from apartments, mooching off of people, and being enabled by family members.
He has always felt very entitled, like he deserved more than life was giving him, but he was never willing to work for it becuase he just thought he deserved it. (We live in a rich county and went to wealthy highschools, and he’s made comments about how no one else from his graduating close has these problems because their families just bail them out with no problems)
When he got his girlfriend pregnant eight years ago they decided to get married. They married when my nephew was two months old. They have never lived on their own since marriage, they lived with my dad until he left the area about two years ago. They then got their own apartment which they lived in for about a year. they got evicted within the last few months because my brother refused to work. (He works for a few months at a time before walking out because someone makes him mad).
My sister in law has left him a million times in their marriage and finally left for good in October, divorce in December. My brother moved in with a friend… his friend said he had to get out by January 4. The friend gave him an extension until today. He has no where to go.
I live in a one bedroom apartment with my SO and even if I had more space I could not live with him. (I feel selfish… but there was abuse of many kinds and I’m jsut learning to let it go) My mom lives alone and has room for him but she told him he couldnt stay with her either. She can’t handle it emotionally or physically.
He keeps texting me teling me he doesn’t konw what he’s going to do…. and I feel bad sometimes but I know I can’t take him in. I helped him with money for a few months and after not getting any of it back like promised I told him that was the end of that.
I could go on for a while about other things that have happened but I won’t bore you. If you read this …thanks. I just needed to get it out!