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    Default Need advice on how to help brother..

    My older brother recently told me that I was going to be an Aunty. He is 27 and after the initial shock because it was unexpected he was really excited. He has always wanted kids and was already buying books to read and asking questions. His gf is 5 weeks.

    Last night it came out that she is going to terminate. He is gutted because he can't do anything and the decision is completely out of his hands.

    I'm just wondering what can I do to help him get through this? I don't want it to throw his life off course. He has struggled with depression and drugs and last year had a stay at hospital to get help to get past it. He has been doing well and working towards a better life. I'm just really worried this could make him go backwards.

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    I don't think there is much you can do besides be there for him and just be as supportive as possible.
    I'm really sorry , your poor brother must feel so helpless.


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    I'm so sorry

    I don't really have any advice other than what Amiedoll has said - offer as much support as possible. I imagine he will be feeling a huge amount of sadness and loss.

    Did he have support when he left hospital last year (a counsellor?). That may be something to suggest, perhaps further down the track, if you think he's having trouble coping?
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    Yes he did have a counselor. I'm not sure if he still sees one or not as he doesn't usually talk to me about it all.

    I don't know what to say to him. His statuses on FB have me concerned. They seem to be getting more negative and sad.

    I think I'll suggest he talk to a counselor.

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