I’m going to try and make this to the point. My sister has serious mental issues. She’s a pathological liar and kleptomaniac. She took a credit card I got when I was 18 (which was for my dad to use because he had bad credit and couldn’t get a card), and maxed it out. She’s tried to steal thousands from my dad. She got caught stealing a couple thousand from her friend, and my dad bailed her out. I came home for winter break and there are lots of things around the house that she has no reason to buy (lots of electronics). Today I found a few packages shipped to my mom (who is out of the country) and billed to my mom’s friend, who’s been coming here to help clean up, since my sister is a useless bitch. All this is complicated by the fact that my sister has a 1 year old kid now. I believe she’s been getting my dad to by things for her and she then takes them to the kid’s dad. I also think she steals for him.
My parents clearly have no idea what to do. She’s dragging all our lives down. I’m actually afraid of what she would do if she was kicked out or thrown in jail because she’s that unstable. She refuses to talk about anything that upsets her and basically feels she’s entitled to whatever she wants. I’m most concerned for the kid, though. I feel like he could actually have a happy childhood and become a good person, but not with the psychopath that is my sister.
I’m away at college. My mom used to work but has a broken back and has been staying at home for a couple years now. My dad is a consultant and works all over the place and comes home once every two months or so. My sister has been working for a temp agency, and she has been paying for the new car she bought, but nothing else as far as I can tell.
So there’s the important stuff. What should I do?