She does have friends, though few family. I don't know how close she is with any of them. The brother she was closest to was killed a few months ago in an as of yet, unsolved crime.
Of course, if she felt more comfortable going to stay with them, that'd be perfectly okay.
No one is saying she has to come with us. We are simply offering her a place within our family, should it be something she wants.
Controlling is not something that applies to my husband. Again, that must be my inept presentation of this situation.