She Ruined Our Lives.

My mother was always a strong woman. At times she worked 2 jobs to support me & my brother. But when she met her boyfriend, she went downhill. She started drinking & blowing her money. She spent all her time with him & his kids. My brother got into drugs, dropped out of high school..But he got lucky & moved out. When I got into junior high there was a lot of drinking & violence in my house. I saw her boyfriend hit her on many different occasions. I tried to kill myself by overdosing when I was 16 & she told me to "pull myself up by my bootstraps". She even told my brother she regretted having me. Now I've moved out, but my stepsister is stuck there. My mother is ruining her by encouraging drug & alcohol use. Her & her boyfriend are both unemployed and will be homeless for the second time in a year. Because of her, I can't trust many people & I have no self confidence.. Even now that I'm away from her, I still think about all the cruel things she did. My brother is always sticking up for him.. I'm worried my negative feelings for her will ruin the relationship I have with my brother. :/ I just don't know what to do..
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Jan 20, 2013