AnnieO Posted April 9, 2008 Report Share Posted April 9, 2008 I am struggling with a tough decision right now. My brother recently admitted himself to a treatment center in AZ. He is dealing with anorexia, spending addictions and depression. I am so glad he has taken this step and want to support him in anyway I can. My brother has asked if I can come out to see him either on a visitors day or during family week.(his wife has not decided if she will go, so he would be alone). My grief therapist said I should not go. She wants me to take care of myself and says I need to learn how to set boundaries to protect myself. She feels we have all babied my brother his whole life...probably true. BUT, I cannot turn my back on him now. He and I are all we have left from our family. He and I are the only ones that truly understand the pain of losing our parents. I am not going out to rescue him or to bail him out of trouble. I simply want to go out and support him because he is my big brother and I love him and I will not let him go thru this alone. Am I wrong to not do what my therapist is asking me to do? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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