I am 44 years old. I have brother who is 42. He's been very abusive toward me our whole lives. As a child my parents knew he needed phychological help but never did anything about it. Any conflict they always brushed under the rug. Now as adults things have been worse. Since he is married to a very unstable minded women that thrives on causing friction in the family. Anyway he just recently verbally attacked me. My husband heard his entire rant and now actually fears for my life. After attacking my brother called my parents and verbally attacked my father. This has been going on for years. I am so fed up with this deranged person abusive behavior. I also feel betrayed by my parents because I can not just brush it under the rug anymore. I am a victim and I want my parents to defend me. Right now I know I M writing my brother off and out of my life forever. I'm just not sure what to do about my parents. I feel very disappointed in them if they continue their relationship with him. Should I disconnect etc myself from them as well?