Now I am about to complete my last semester of college and my tuition is all paid.
I have a small tattoo on my rib cage, no taller than an inch, that cannot be seen unless I’m wearing a swimsuit.
Still, this wasn’t the end of the world and usually I did end up buying what I wanted myself, forcing me to choose what I valued, which was a good lesson for me.
As I got older though, this pattern became a bit more concerning.
This is your brother, of course, not a stranger on the street, so he will hopefully know that you’re not looking to pry or to judge him.
Make it clear from the jump that you won’t repeatedly raise the issue, that whatever he decides you’ll support him, and that you trust he and his wife want what’s best for their as-yet-unborn son. Body mods and money probs: My mom has always used money, or lack of money, as a means of control, particularly when it came to my appearance.
I would understand if I was failing out or partying all the time, but this is just me trying to reclaim my body in the best way I know how.