See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
I just got a call from my oldest brother, who is again, homeless and claims that he was robbed at gunpoint last night.
A little backstory that I've told on here before: He raped me when I was just 5 years old and he was 15. I didn't remember it until my dad passed away when I was 30. I am 35 now and have been in therapy for it and other issues. In 2007, he attempted suicide by way of Od'ing on insulin. He wasn't diabetic. His blood sugar dropped to nearly nothing, he went into a coma for 20 days. When he came out of the coma, he had to learn to walk and talk all over again. His Dr diagnosed him with dementia, among other things related to the Od. Well, after about a year, he was mostly back to himself except for the dementia. He has insisted on living on his own, but he can't manage his money very well. He lets his "friends" take advantage of him. BUT I can not let him stay here. I tried to let him stay here last April when he was homeless, but the anxiety was over powering. I just couldn't do it. Now, he's homeless yet again, swears he was robbed last night and wants me to let him stay here until the beginning of next month. I finally told him I couldn't do it and confronted him about the abuse. He finally admitted it, but did not apologize. I told him the only way I could help him is for him to go to an assisted living facility here where we live. He said he would think about it. If he says no, I don't know what to tell him. I told him that too. I guess I feel a little relief with him admitting it. I had asked him about it before and he denied it tooth and nail. I don't know how to feel. :( I guess I will be calling my therapist in the morning for an appointment to talk about it.
Opinions? Words of advice? Anything?