Sam is addicted. He's addicted to spending money. He buys influence. He buys prestige. It attracts an unsavory crowd to him that get him to do all kinds of terrible things. For example, he started throwing money out there with this crazy idea that he could help people own their homes. But a lot of the people that helped him do this walked away, letting some of his other buddies shoot thier financial wads. Now, to make them happy, he's going to blow more of his family's money to clean up the mess.At this point, we begin the actual intervention.
Dear Sam:Will Sam break his addiction and return to his family, or will he keep denying his addiction until it kills him?
You have been our uncle as long as we have lived and we love you. But this obsession with buying stuff for your so-called friends is hurting us. We have seen you rack up incredible amounts of debt trying to "help" people, but all you're doing is enabling them to destroy their lives. And you're tapping into our retirement even. It has to stop. I can no longer be a party to your destructive behavior. Both of the guys that you have been looking at to hang around with the next four years look to be more of the same kind you've surrounded yourself with. But I believe you can change things. Maybe one of these guys might be able to help you. But in reality, you're going to have to help yourself. And we will be here to support you if you are willing to get help. Please take this gift for what it is: A chance to become the beacon of hope you've always tried to be.
At this point it's a cliffhanger, with the next part of the story coming in 28 days.