A very good friend of mine has a problem.
I was over at his house today where I was to meet his son.
We had a nice talk about gardening & lizards, out on the grounds around the house. There was no one else there.
The mom had told me she wasn`t around much, since she was caring for her ill brother. I`m very friendly with the mom & she`s a very very nice person. Their daughter comes over to my house & I can leave her there by herself.
I trust her to no end. She`s going off to college back east in the fall.
The older brother is in his second year at San Francisco U.
He also is a personal friend & always welcome at our house.
Now we come to the dad.
He`s a doctor & one of the nicest person anyone could ever meet.
So what`s the problem.
They live in fear of their lives.
The15 year old son whom I visited & had a good time with today, is terrorizing them.
I have had to do repairs at their house because of his violence, although there often was a reason/excuse for how the damage happened.
When I left their house to come back home, I saw the dad coming off the beach._I blew the horn & waved. Then I thought I should turn around, so I went up the highway, made a U-turn & came back._He got into my car & very glad I`d come back._I told him I`d just come from his house._I told him his son seemed to be doing much better._He told me different._In a breaking voice he told me about being threatened with death, & having a hard time dealing with his ICU patients at the hospital along with this familial weight over him._I asked about the mom`s brother during our conversation, but he seemed puzzled._He explained that she did not feel safe in the house alone with her son, while he, (the dad) was away at work. He asked me to forgive his wife`s “white lie” & that she`d only told me that to hide her (shame?)She wasn`t at the house, because she was terrified._It`s been about four/five months since she`s been “taking care of her brother”_They are at their wit`s end & don`t know what to do._They are thinking of having him picked up & brought to a juvenile camp or some kind of intervention style boot camp._Does anyone have any experience with this sort of situation._Any info will be extremely appreciated._My friends are at the end of their power to continue living some semblance of a stable healthy life._They are desperate._Please help me help my friends._Thank you.