(Closed) NWR: Younger Sister is Barely a Member of our Family Anymore…

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

There’s a few in my family.  And trust me, it could be a lot worse.  But I know that doesn’t make you feel better. 

Were you and your sister close?  Have you tried to talk to her about why she is like this? Other than persistently trying to talk sense into her and letting her know you are there for her, honestly, I am not too sure there is anything you can do.  It sounds like she is very depressed.  Smoking pot exacerbates this in some people, and your sister sounds like one of them.  There may be other drugs involved here, too.  I would advise her to seek help, but at this point, it doesn’t sound like she is ready to do that.  She has to want to change, and help herself.

It sounds like her bf also encourages this behavior, and I guess gives her a place to stay and money?  That’s not good for the situation either.

And your parents sound a little co-dependent. It might be time for some tough love. If they give her money, they should stop.  I’d possibly also tell her to move out and get a job if I was your parents, and not keep the room for her. 

I wish I had better advice for you.  Good luck.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Maybe you should try to encourage her to see a counselor.  It’s good that you are close.  Just keep trying to talk to her.  21 is still very young.  There is plenty of time for her to turn her life around.

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