We decided to pretend the kiss had never happened. But after months of struggling to hide their feelings, they realised it was true love and last summer, almost nine years after their parents tied the knot, the couple walked down the aisle. Rebecca and her brother William met Luke and his brother Jordan when their parents took them for lunch.
Marriage usually occurs when two people meet, fall in love and decide to spend the rest of their lives together. But what if your ex suddenly finds love and happiness with your sibling? Would you give them your blessing if they choose to take their relationship a step forward by getting married?
I broke up with my boyfriend a year ago, and it was devastating. I wept for weeks, and went through all the stages of denial and grief until I'm finally OK. I think.
What was once considered a rarity—step-siblings, step-parents, and step-in-laws—has become more common than not. When couples marrythere is a very good chance that one of them brings an extended family that branches by halves and steps. And if that couple winds up divorcingthe tree splinters even further.
Cue Psycho music. Yes, it sounds like a total stress dream. Please study history and get your facts straight.
We had a mutual break up after a few months and remained close afterwards. In college, my now wife and I decided to take our friendship to the next level. We were married a few years later and now have two kids.
One of my co-workers has just recently become engaged to his former step sister. The parents of the two people have been divorced now for going on two years. Completely ignoring the fact that they were likely 'involved' while still brother and sister, do you find any other portion of this to be morally objectionable?
And while that may sound like the headline of a Daily Mail article, the reality is much less dramatic. The idea seems at best, irresponsible, and at worst, inappropriate on so many fronts. But my own parents did, and I think the awfulness of it—watching my known world become unknown, violent, and frightening—left me with some major trust issues, particularly towards men. While my mother and father split when I was twelve, those unavoidable aftershocks kept coming, and at sixteen my family home was still mired in chaos, despite my dad no longer living there.