You cannot control someone else. Grandpa is an adult; unless the consequences for his drinking are so bad, that he quits, there's nothing you can do. If you are enabling him to drink by giving him money for alcohol or purchasing it for him, then stop doing that. You can ask him to stop - … Read more
Perhaps instead of focusing on what you think you don't have, you can widen your focus.
You have the ability to get close to aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, etc. Who can help you fill what you believe you are missing. My siblings are scattered all over the country, so my son didn't grow up with his … Read more
I was an only child growing up. I never felt deprived though. Made me somewhat of a loner, but I prefer it anyways.