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Brother Not coping well

Fri, May 5th 2006

My dad died 9 yrs ago..my brother moved into Mom's to help her out. He is single, now 38yrs, on disability, drives mom all over. He has obsessive behaviors -washes hands for years- has been staying up all night pacings, sleeps all day, makes poor judgment decisions , behavior seems to have worsened since the New Year,had an explosive argument with mom he hopped in truck and is gone..no word for days. He bought all pricey items: laptop, truck, dog at his side drives into the sunset..with no word he is the youngest of 10 - he was quite explosive to Mom - somewhat spoiled.. Do I have reason to worry that he is more on the edge or just wants to get on with his life?. His disability is not one that would limit him to live someplace else. He does not drink, drug he is actually a good son but his life perhaps is not where he imagined to be at 38. Do I have cause to be concerned for him? and how do I help him? If we should see him again..I think he is mad at all of us as he might feel abandoned that though he moved in with Mom on his accord, most of the responsibilities fell to him. Perhaps he can not handle?

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