It’s an ultimatum and it’s from my siblings. They have met without me and have decided to banish Troll from his grandparents’ home.
“Don’t ever let him back in this house. He’s an addict. He steals money. He breaks things. He’s caused everyone grief since he got here. And he’s not going to ‘get better’ like you keep dreaming for.
“Stop giving him money so he can never afford to travel back up here. He’s 21 and he has to learn to take care of himself. You should not keep supporting him and you definitely can’t afford to. It’s tough love and you’ve gotta do it. Starting now.
“Or else we are going to ask you to leave as well.”
We’re a small immigrant family so we can’t afford a divisive fight. Love will tear us apart.