Family Issues to do with problematic behaviour
I come from a large family of 9 siblings. Recently I have discovered that my oldest brother has serious bi-polar issues mixed with a real religious obsession for being right and supposedly having "divine" inspiration on any issue. His marriage of 50 years has just fallen apart...surprise surprise.
I also have 2 sisters with similar behaviours without the divine inspiration aspect, and another brother who disappeared for 10 years, has arrived on the scene, and has very obvious intense obsession about his own self importance. Whenever he calls, the total conversation is about himself, his achievements and how great he is....although much of what he says is somewhat inflated in actuality.
I have been very careful with my own behaviours and how I act toward others. I am seen as the "carer" or the most even tempered one by my other siblings, although I am one of the younger ones. I must admit, I am getting a little concerned that these behaviours could be catching. Is this paranoia on my part?? I'd be interested in others' comments
Thanks Croix for your support.
I had a beautiful email tonight from the people I worked with in Mekong last year. I was able to help by sending over some money for them to install hot water services in their homes, and also to pay for a new double bed for one house where the family there slept on the floor. It was so heart warming to get their news. I really want to go back there next month and spend more time sharing with them and caring for them. It really digs deep into where I feel I can best help others right now