Need advice on dealing with my family
Hi. I'm a twenty year old college student and my family is well off financially, but when it comes to our relationship as a family we are completely dysfunctional. My father is basically forcing my mother to work for him at his medical practice FOR NO PAY. She gets no money of her own. I told her she should at least demand a salary of her own if she wasn't going to refuse to work, but she said she didn't want to do that because if she did she couldn't withdraw money whenever she needed to to pay for my grandparents' medications and other things. As a result of her being forced to work 12 hour days 7 days a week, she has no social life anymore and has lost touch with most of her friends. She can't even visit my grandparents without my father complaining or getting angry. They've had to stop going to church because they work so much, and it seems their values are changing. I won't go into detail because this is post getting long. Also my mother talks behind my back and my sisters to our relatives (sometimes telling them things she has just assumed but doesn't know), but my sister thinks this is a result of her not having anything to talk about besides work. I feel like I could say something to my Dad about the way he's mistreating my Mom and something to my Mom about the way she's acting if it weren't for MONEY. I'm financially dependent on my father, and I'm afraid he would cut me off or something if I confronted him. I don't think I could do well in school if I had to support myself financially, so I can't say anything to him.I don't have anyone I can talk to this about, so I'd really like some advice as to how to deal with this situation. Thank you for reading if you've made it this far.