My heart is going out to my sister - She's going through a rough divorce. I'm trying to be there as much as I can, but she lives in another state as me, and calls whenever she needs someone to talk to. She recently went to rehab for alcoholism, and I thought she had things under control. Yet, for the most part she's been calling me under the influence. I know right away when she's drunk. Her speech is slurred, she becomes this very bitter person, and she keeps repeating the same thing over and over. What makes things worse is that I know my 7 year old niece sees this. I'm trying to be there and talk to her as much as I can, and emphasize how much she needs to be there for her daughter. But she just keeps telling me that the pain is too much, and she can't handle it. Just recently, she left a voicemail saying that her soon to be ex has just introduced their daughter to the person he is dating. That's another long story - he had an emotional affair with this woman for almost 2 years (I'm sure he's lying that there was nothing physical). I don't even know how to console her, as I know she's beyond consolation. Any suggestions on how else I can help? It's been 7 months now, since he told her that he wants a divorce. I really want her to move on, and be stronger than this.