Our expert says:
We recently had a very similar question about someone's mother --- do look back in the forum for that discussion, as most of it will apply to your question, too.
Its not necessary for him to consider himself "crazy". But if he has problems, it would be useful for him to recognize this and to get help to deal better with them.
If you are taking financial responsibility for him and his two children because he doesn't bother to get work and deal with these of his duties himself, he needs to respect you for your help, and co-operate with you. If he is seriour about threatening harming himself and others, he might ualifiy for compulsory assessment and tratment, but you would need to discuss this with a doctor, preferably one who knows him.
It is so sad that so many people who could get a well paying ordinary job, don't bother to even look for or keep one, as they are deluided that they can start and prosper with businesses for which they may have no talent at all.
When you say he lednds to other people money you have given him for food for the house, he is probably trying to make it appear to others that he has money of his own. SO far as possible, arrange for him to get the necessary food and petrol from a specific place which will agree to let you pay the bill there directly, rather than you needing to give him cash.
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