Daughter doesn't take care of herself. I suspect it is a combination of depression and genetics. She is passive, just like her aunt and grandmother. Daughter needs dental care. I paid for it. It is only half done. Daughter finds a lump in her abdomen and does nothing about it for over 9 months. I send her an email and tell her that Steve Jobs died because He delayed seeking surgery. Perhaps she is scared of what the doctor will tell her. If so, then she is like her grandmother and it will cost her her life. There is nothing I can do about this situation...except ...leverage: I am expected for Thanksgiving and expected to pay for the feast, as they have no money except for the basics. Per phone call to daughter, I tell her that unless she sees her physician or goes to a clinic and also gets her dental work done, I will not be coming for Thanksgiving and I am not paying for the feast. I think she went into shock hearing me talk like that. Perhaps it will light a fire under her and she will seek the medical care she needs.
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