I have a good friend whose family life is a bit -- strained.
The mother is having an affair, and only periodically lives at home.
The father is emotionally distant, and sometimes goes for days without talking.
The daughter (my friend) is having an affair of some type with a man three times her age. (No, not me).
And now, the daughter tells me, they just learned that the new girlfriend of her brother, so happy to see her because the brother had been abruptly dumped by an earlier version, has an impediment of her own: two small children.
Ever want to just DO something, anything, to help someone? Yeah. Me. Now. No idea what.