New Here and have questions
I'm not even sure I'm in the right group. I am a middle aged woman...sigh...with a younger sister...a few years younger than me...and we are estranged. To make a long story short, she's shown signs of being bi-polar or even schitzo for years. And my entire family makes excuses to cover her behavior. She has made some decisions that have affected her life in the long run and seems to not be able to keep a job for more than a year before she looses her temper and mouths off and gets fired. On Father's Day, she became very violent against me the second I walked in the door. She literally attacked me and ruined Father's Day for my entire family...in front of her own daughter, my brother's children and my boyfriend's daughter. I had not even had time to say hello to anyone. Now, she's writing letters to my mother telling her that she's going to sue me for everything I have and that she's going to get my children taken away from me. She has attacked my business this year and cost me a large bit of income. My mother says to ignore her, which is fine, but how do I continue to ignore and stay away from someone who actively seeks to harm me.
I have literally avoided her for years. I don't talk to her, I stay away. She's been toxic for me for years and I prefer to stay away. Without the support of my family (Who is in denial about her issues) there is no way to get her help. But for me, there is no way to ignore it any more. This situation needs to be addressed. Her temper and inablity to control herself is out of control.
I don't know what to do. I'm a strong intellegent woman, but am at a complete loss.
Any thoughts or advice would be so appreciated!