Let me try to give you the reader's digest version:
I'm the youngest (24) and only girl. I paid my way through grad school, I'm married, have a full time job and pay all my own bills. Oldest brother (now 30) was former drug and alcohol addict, went to jail twice, and is responsible for most of the turmoil in my family during my childhood. He is unemployed, doesn't have a car, his license is suspended, and my parents are paying some of his bills. Middle brother (now 26) was former amazing actor, went to college, got into marijuana and still uses a lot. He does work and pays most of his own bills, but parents still pay some.
Keeping in mind that these descriptions are very VERY basic, it's very easy to say that I have a lot of issues with my brothers. But my most recent problem is with my middle brother. We used to be close (ish) until he went off to college. Since then, it's like he's done a 180. First, he does really annoying things like constantly interrupting, telling people how they should live their life, and why their choice of lifestyle is bad/wrong. Second, he has "Jekyl and Hyde" moments.
For example, we were driving back from the mountains and he kept critiquing my driving so I told him that I had control and to back off. He FLIPPED out on me and started screaming at me and cursing at me and telling me to f-off. I told him he didn't need to be a jerk to me and he said he could say whatever he wanted, blah blah blah. I didn't say anything the rest of the trip. Second example is when my family was at my place for my oldest brother's birthday dinner. We were all sitting around the table talking about stuff and my middle brother was talking. I was trying to ask him a question and kind of interrupted him (we were all talking over each other anyway). He, again, started yelling at me and telling me to stop interrupting him and he couldn't finish what he was saying. I tried to tell him I'm sorry for interrupting you, I just had a question. He stood up, started cursing and yelling and telling me he was f-ing done and started to walk out. My family basically told him to calm down and sit back down. 5 minutes later he was totally fine.
Needless to say, I don't prefer spending time with him. I try to just avoid him, but he asked me to drive him around to find parts for his car that isn't working this weekend. I said I would, but was hesitant and dreading it the whole week. Saturday came and I took him to junk yards, the grocery store, and back home again and he was cordial enough (although not really grateful).
I've finally relented to scheduling an appointment to talk to someone about it because I really don't want to dread spending time with my family when my brother(s) are around. But let's face it, THEY HAVE SCREWED UP MY LIFE SO MUCH!! They don't take responsibility for their own lives and they're full-grown adults!!! I know we're different people, but seriously?! Pay your own bills, buy your own stuff, and find your own job! I'm resentful, angry, disappointed, frustrated....there's just a lot of feelings there.
I guess I don't know what I'm asking for here. This may just be a vent session, but it weighs on me a lot in the day-to-day.