Fifth reason: they continue the same lifestyle that causes their problems.
Unnamed person goes to jail for breaking and entering, probably to get money for drugs. My sisters and I helped support the family for more than a year. Unnamed person gets out, joins a motorcycle gang. Insists they are not criminals even though the papers regularly report members getting arrested.
Unnamed person gets caught with a loaded, unregistered hand gun. Such stupidity.
Their spouse says it’s all a lie. Sure, that’s what the State Police do — plant loaded guns on people they stop for speeding.
My sisters and I are reluctant to do anything for them. I am so conflicted, angry, upset. They made this bed. The kids are grown and gone, I’m not sure I can bring myself to care. Fortunately, they aren’t asking. That doesn’t change my anger.