I need some moral guidance. I think that I have one family member abusing another family member. It is verbal abuse, not physical. The "abusee" insists that the "abuser" is much better, these days.
I have spoken to the abusee and they really don't want me to do anything about the situation. So, up to now, I haven't. The abusee is an adult and able to make their own decisions and has asked me to respect that and I have done so.
However, I have started to suspect that the abuser wants to have the abusee committed (which is much harder than you might think, I suspect) or find some similar way to get the abusee put away somewhere that they don't belong.
The abusee trusts me and has given me POA. However, I have to think that all it would take for the abuser to get POA would be to take the abusee somewhere to sign the papers and get them notarized, as POA forms tend to have verbiage that says that the one being signed replaces all previous ones. I can kind of imagine the abusee feeling intimated and guilty and signing something they kind of don't want to sign and, then, there's not a lot I'd be able to do, probably.
While I want to do the best for the abusee, I don't really have any proof that I'm right about the situation. Also, I don't feel I have the right to keep the two apart, especially since I really have no proof.
Is there anything else I could do to protect this person? Should I really be worrying about this?