Okay, it's gotten to that point. I need to talk to my aunt about what's been going on at the house over the past few weeks that I'm concerned about, and I feel like part of that will have to include bringing up the fact that her nightly drinking puts us in potentially dangerous situations and. Also, I worry for my elderly grandmother who is supposedly moving back in so my aunt can care for her.

I've posted about this before, but she's left the oven broiler on, left doors open all night, and this morning I stepped on a beer bottle left outside the door.

This sucks, I'm really nervous, and I hate confrontation, but I believe this is necessary. I don't want to shame her or concern troll, but I feel legitimately unsafe there and concerned for my family.

I'm making plans to find a new place to live, but I can't put all of my focus on that right now. If at all possible I have to find a way to make this work until december when the semester ends. I know nothing may come out of this talk, but I'm hoping my anxiety will be somewhat lessened by voicing my feelings.

Has anyone got any experience in this area or advice for me? This territory seems so delicate, I'm scared that I'm walking into a minefield.

My entire life I have been forced into a parenting role for people twice my age, and I'm getting pretty sick of it.