Quote: from Lyrical Death at 9:42 pm on July 19, 2012
Maybe you can't directly control if they hang out or want to hang out with irresponsible people. But at the very least, you can still point out your cousin's failures and give your brothers a thorough understanding of why being like them will hurt them later in life. Also, the fact that you might get bitched at for putting your foot down doesnt mean you shouldnt stand for something as important as your brothers' values, especially since you've essentially taken over as the mother figure to them.
How do you think your sisters would have handled the situation before they left? Not that you have to handle it the same way, but there may be some motivation within that
to be honest, the would have talked to my cousin about it and if he still didn't listen tell our aunt. but they all had more....strength? ...than i did when it came to how they handled getting bitched at.. and i told my dad, and i've went to him in every instance of my brothers getting pulled into our cousins' crappy ways, and we've both talked to all three of them, and only one has listened. the other two are twins and since the middle cousin is the one closest to their age, they refuse to listen...