‘My sister preys on people’s weaknesses, and causes nothing but trouble’

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Is it possible for you to see that your suister  needs help, even if you are not the person that this should come from? Photograph: iStock

Is it possible for you to see that your suister needs help, even if you are not the person that this should come from? Photograph: iStock

My sociopathic sister has caused nothing but trouble in my family since she was a child and my mother refuses to confront it.

She presents herself as everyone’s friend and fixer, but behind their back she undermines them and their relationships with each other with lies and vendettas. She preys on people’s weaknesses, so they go along with her, especially my mother who is dependent on her. I and another sibling often call her out on her lies and troublemaking. She retaliates by isolating us from family get-togethers, and has made up horrible things about us to relatives and friends.

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