Dear Carolyn: My sister is 18. She got homesick at college this year and is definitely depressed. I think she recently started antidepressants. She had a brief relationship there and has reacted poorly to the breakup. She has told the guy, several times, that shes going to kill herself. Even saying it was in progress, which hasnt been true. Shes told him shes pregnant, then says she had an abortion, then says shes pregnant again. This has been going on for a couple of months.
Clearly shes seeking his attention and lying. Theres no chance they are getting back together; he thinks shes absolutely crazy. But he contacted me because hes afraid she might actually hurt herself.
Ive asked her about it and her response is that hes lying. He sent me screenshots, so I know hes not. Our family walks on eggshells around her. She has a temper and lies constantly, so I cant believe her at all. She will be home from college soon. I feel like this all needs to be addressed, but no one in my family will do it. What should I do? Crazy Sister?
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