Someone close to me is a JW, and manic -depressive (or so I think).
For several decades, this person has way overspent. To the point of not having $50 at the end of the week. He makes decent money (about $1,000 a week), lives at home (no real living expenses), and no dependents. But he has managed to run up alot of bills on nothing. As he's gotten deeper into being a JW, he's gotten more worse off. To the point of wanting to devour other people's money. Now that he can't spend his money (he's a at the limit), he's wanting to spend other people's money. He buys things for our house, and then says, "Oh, it's not a gift, you owe me $100 for it." I've told him to not do that any more, but he just went out and spent more money for me to "reimburse him." Then, he tells me that "You needed it." (Trust me, it's not something that I "Needed." So, I am at the point of cutting him off. But, is this going to solve anything?
How do you tell someone they have a mental illness? Anyone deal with a manic-depresive? Could it be something else? I am not a psychologist.