Why are you standing by someone who won’t stand by himself? It’s a good question considering that your loyalty to this black sheep is putting a strain on your relationship, finances and peace of mind. Yet you know that if you cut ties, this person would truly be lost. Common sense says that you should just let nature take its course, but your heart believes that he can still pull himself up out of his downward spiral. And your heart is right. It won’t happen right away (so take care of yourself), but one day, your faith in this person will be restored.