Approaching issues you shouldn't know about
updated by @emmy-long: 01/11/17 06:48:45PM
I completely understand what you're discussing. This is definitely a sensitive situation. If they're not voluntarily revealing the truth of the matter to your family, it may be for a reason.
Maybe they haven't decided "IT" fully yet.
Maybe they're concerned about worrying your sister when she's trying to finish school.Junior year is tough on a LOT of students with the pressures of keeping up your grades for college, while starting to experience a huge desire to just throw it all away. It's also when you start considering changing friends/significant others etc.
So maybe they're protecting her, and letting it sink in over time.
Whatever the reason, if you DO demand this conversation of your father, do it in private. He'll be more open to discussion if he's not concerned about others' hearing what he has to say. And if he asks you to keep what he says to yourself, DO IT.
I know it's tough "knowing" more than you were supposed to, and you really want to just resolve the problem. It's part of who we are. But sometimes, you just have to let others' follow their own paths, regardless of you "knowing better" or "knowing more".
Funny enough, we were just discussing this idea:http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com/profiles/blogs/lead-a-horse-to-water
Good luck in whatever you choose my friend. Healing vibes your way