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A story from Lisa Post about brothers/me
posted 12/22/2011

My brother and I used to be very close. I'm "big sister" by a year and a half. He is bright and talented, but - mentally unstable and spiritually blighted. I have no idea how to help him, because he refuses to get the help he needs. He has alienated everyone in the family except my mother. who I feel is his enabler/co-dependent. He and I are both in our 50s, have no other siblings. I am so frustrated and sad about this situation.

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