A Difficult Family Member

Dear Flossy,

I don’t know what to do. I have a very emotionally draining family member who only thinks about herself. No matter what the circumstances are, she puts herself first and turns everything into a huge drama. I have tried to help her by giving her plenty of time to talk about herself and her problems but instead of diffusing the situation, this just seems to allow her to sink deeper into her own problems with herself as the victim at the centre of everything.

I don’t want to spend any more time with her because she’s exhausting and an energy thief, and adds no value to anyone in the family, how can I tell her politely?

Emotionally Drained