Relationships are always likely to get messy if exes continue to talk to your family members. Nobody wants an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend getting together with their sibling. It’s just all kinds of wrong.
Judging by this thread on Reddit though, it seems to happen more often than you’d think. One user asked members to share their experiences of marrying the brother or sister of an ex.
One guy’s story stood out above the rest of them.
“I dated a woman for a couple of months many years ago, then broke up with her. However, she adored my family, so she continued to hang around with them – parents, brothers, etc. Fast forward 10 years, and she’s dating my younger brother, and I have to invite them TO MY WEDDING.
Fast forward another year or two, and THEY get married…so now my ex-GF is my sister-in-law.
BUT WAIT. I am named after my father (like a junior)… so I should give my son the same, right? Like TaylorSchwiftyAMA III…except I decide not to – He can become his own man, instead of living in his dad’s / grandad’s shadow.
So THEY name their first son TaylorSchwiftyAMA III…ergo my nephew has MY name. My ex-GF now shrieks my name every time Lil’ Taylor gets into s***.”
That’s not okay!
He finished off his Reddit post by saying:
“My wife is OK with things, because we don’t live in the same city (edit: as my brother’s family) and only see the rest of the family on holidays and special occasions.
However, it doesn’t help stereotypes that we happen to be from a southern state. No Southerner wants to contribute to inbreeding jokes more than they absolutely have to.”
Reddit shared some other pretty crazy stories on the thread about inter-family relationships.
One person admitted their dad dated their aunt first before their mum.
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