Originally Posted by Frost
In this particular case, I'd like to hear an angle other then Joey's before offering real advice, I don't doubt that he has serious issues, but kids exaggerate and kids tell their version of events which is often quite different from actual events, even if there is some truth to it.
I'm experiencing this now in regards to my daughter's boyfriend's family. There is no doubt that this family is totally disfunctional, with medical problems, addiction, unemployment, kids out of wedlock, etc. So I hear outrageous stories about the authorities coming to take away small children, eviction from housing due to not paying rent (money spent on drugs instead), brothers threatening to beat up family members, power turned off for not paying the bills, etc. I have come to the point where I realize there is some truth to the stories, but I always take them with a grain of salt, because the stories morph over time, and I don't know who or what to believe most of the time.