I Am Out of My Depth With My BrotherMy brother is a TV. he never told me he was - but I have seen his clothes and make-up and my brothers and my parents have seen him dressed up.
He was diagonosed with schizophrenia when he was 29 - he was put on heavy medication and he had a bad few years - he is now 44 and his doctor has said he is well enough to come off his meds. He came off his meds in September of 2008.
my old brother who we all love dearly has returned to a great extent. he is speaking lucidly and is very much his old self. I should add that he had a girlfriend who he broke up with - shortly after this he developed his Sczphenia. could his Schezephrenia be caused as he cant express his feminine side?
However he has now started dressing up again and yesterday he called up to me and stole quite a lot of underwear and a dress of mine. he was wearing a dress under his clothes too. He has also taken to drinking a bottle of wine every morning which is totally unheard of for him - we all love a drink but he was the one who never got drunk and could drink socially. Please dont be side tracked in to thinking he has a drink problem.
We just dont know what to do - he lives with his elderly mother and she is worried sick. he also suffers from emphysemia from smoking so cant work.
what should we do? I love him dearly but I have 2 small girls and i dont want them to take against him should they see him dressed up or even going tru my wardrobe and nicking stuff.
Should I say it to him?
The most important thing is that we live in a tiny village - a gay man was burned out of his house last year - that kind of place.
If it gets out that he is TV his life and his mums wont be worth living. He doesnt seem 100% sane alot of the time and sometimes he still talks rubbish but the voices etc have stopped.
please answer if you are a TV and know what i am talking about
- with my brother regarding his dressing up - everyone in the family knows but we never talk about it. there is alot of addiction in our family and we think we have no right to impose our views or worries on him as we all of us have had our moments in the past.......