DEAR DEIDRE: IT’S ten years since my 45-year-old son emptied my checking account to fund his drug behavior. We’ve not spoken since.
I’m his dad, aged 68. We had been very shut however he bought in with a foul crowd after me and his mum cut up up. He was in his late twenties then.
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My workforce and I are working safely from dwelling however we’re right here that will help you as at all times.
I’ve since found he’s been mendacity to my household for at the very least 15 years and so they now not maintain involved with him both.
He was dealing class-A medicine, which the household don’t find out about. They selected him over me and that’s OK.
However I ponder if I ought to inform them the reality about what he’s been doing or simply attempt to transfer on and neglect all of them.
I’m not sleeping and what with the Covid restrictions, I’m lonely residing on my own. That has made me overthink the entire unhappy mess.
DEIDRE SAYS: To steal from you, your son should have been determined. However he additionally should take duty for his dependancy.
Being estranged is a gut-wrenching expertise however generally there are circumstances by which reducing off contact is the one viable choice.
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It’s comprehensible you wish to set the file straight with your loved ones.
Take issues slowly and speak to the member of the family who you trusted essentially the most, whereas being ready for the fact they may not consider you.
Contact StandAlone, which helps folks estranged from their household (standalone.org.uk).