But at this moment, her drama is a little more real. It’s a dilemma many of us can relate to.
Mariah’s older brother, Morgan, has publicly labelled his little sister ‘an evil witch’ and claimed that she is refusing to support her family financially.
In a direct appeal to Mariah he said, “Your sister is dying and she is struggling and where are you? You think you are so fabulous, but you are a witch.
“Alison has desperately reached out to Mariah over and over again. We never hear back.”
Their sister Alison, a 54-year-old former prostitute from the New York City area, is HIV positive and awaiting brain and spine surgery.
Now, we don’t know the circumstances circumstances surrounding the Carey family feud, nor do we know the history behind Mariah’s relationship with her sister. Like every other story, I’m sure there’s more to this one than meets the eye.
But still, it’s a set of circumstances that makes every one of us stop in our tracks and think, what would I do? Where do you draw the line when family is involved?
I can say with absolute certainty that if either of my sisters needed money for medical assistance, a shoulder to cry on or help with artfully getting rid of a dead body I would move mountains to make it happen. Hell, I’d down tools and fly across the country to help them if they needed me for a lot less. In my world, that’s just what sisters do.
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Of course, Mariah and Alison probably don’t have that relationship and so the decision of whether or not to help out is probably a lot less simplistic.
But Mariah, if you’re reading this (and I’m sure you are, what else have you and James got going on?) then let me tell you this- when it comes to family, you’re always on the clock.
We all pop into this world tied to a serious of humans with which we share DNA. Sometimes it works in our favour, and we’re blessed with a group of people who become an intoxicating mixture of family and friends. A pack of humans who always have your back.
Other times, those shitty strings of DNA link you to people who break your heart, tear apart your soul and frankly kinda make you wish that global warming would just hurry the hell up and fry us all so you can get away from them. Those times when family is a burden rather than a blessing.
But here’s the thing, Mariah, even those members of our families who have hurt us, forgotten us or used us still deserve our help. If your brother and sister are asking you to bail them out then that’s game set and match, that’s just the way the DNA cookie crumbles. You need to step up.
However, as someone who has family that falls on both sides of the spectrum, let me let you in on the silver lining that comes with sticking by family members that don’t deserve your help.
You’ll be the real winner. The one free from guilt and pain and regret. You’ll have the lightness that comes with knowing you’re the better person, the person who rose above the hate.
But hey, maybe you think those heavenly vocal cords of yours are enough to get you an all access pass through the pearly gates.
However, do you really want to take that chance….?
Mariah, Morgan and Alsion, I hope you guys work it out.
And just remember, there’s nothing more important than family.
What is your relationship with your sister like?