Posted by Beth on October 07, 2003 at 14:17:11:
In Reply to: controlling mother over my sister (long) posted by Kelly M on October 07, 2003 at 05:37:50:
I would advise your sister as I would a battered wife...get out of the situation. I know she may not be able to afford being on her own, but she will continue to be abused by your mother if she stays there. Your sister probably feels she "deserves" the treatment your mother gives her...just like a battered wife. Perhaps you and your other siblings need to step in and take control of a situation that is only going to get worse. I'm sure it will not be an easy thing to deal with, but your mother needs to be made aware of the harm she is doing your sister and your sister needs to get out of your mother's house.
I wish you and your sister the best of luck.