The Philadelphia-born, Detroit-raised Doug Banks began his radio career as an on-air personality for his high school’s radio station. A local top 40 station took note of his talent and hired him for a temporary late-night weekend disc jockey spot. Even though he was the youngest DJ, he quickly earned a permanent position. After high school, Doug turned a six-week trial into a multi-year position at KDAY in
His next LA stop was KFI, which was the stepping-stone to his first Morning show slot in
The Doug Banks Show aired in the Afternoon for two years before moving up to Mornings. Now firmly established in the hearts and minds of fans across the nation, Doug recently celebrated his 16th year as a syndicated radio host. Millions tune in each week and experience some of the most creative and innovative programming on the airwaves today. In 2008, Doug launched his new afternoon show on V103 and has been top-rated ever since.
The recipient of numerous radio awards, Doug was honored in November 2005 at the 12th Annual Living Legends Foundation Gala in
I am a single 35 plus year old woman with an issue about family. Let me give you a little background I just moved into my own place after being unemployed for about 2 years (I worked but not a full time gainful job) I am back on my feet now. I was living with my mom, I just got out of a relationship about 4 months ago so I am emotionally scarred and unavailable and I am tired of being the family go to person, fix this, and beat up liaison for everyone.
This leads me to my problem. My sister and I have an ok relationship. We aren’t very close she isn’t very open and friendly. We are almost complete opposites. She also has a very real issue with alcoholism. She’s been to treatment, treatment, retreatment and been hospitalized due to her disease. She drinks till she passes out and has multiple DUI’s. She has lost her marriage and job behind this and nothing much has changed. Well lately she has been hinting that she might want to come live with me at the end of her lease to save money. I can’t! I know she is family and I love her but I can’t deal with her issues and my own right now.
My mom chastised me when I told her I didn’t think this was an option for me. She said people helped me when I was down and I should do the same. I am willing to help her but I can’t live with her. I don’t condone her drinking and this wouldn’t be acceptable at my house. I know this would further damage our already sad relationship. Am I being selfish by stopping this disaster before it happens? I need this time to myself; I am repairing me, in the words of Iyanla “I’m doing my work”. She needs to do hers and we can’t do that work together, not in the same house. Am I wrong and how should I handle this?
Am I my sister’s keeper