She Mail: Sister Seeks Advice Regarding Brother’s Indiscretion
Here is this morning’s question:
My sister-in-law recently confessed to me her suspicions that my brother has been seeing another woman outside of their marriage. While she has no reason to suspect that sex was involved, an emotional affair is still heartbreaking.
I’m really angry at my brother, but I’m also torn about whose side I should be taking. My family has never had to deal with something of this nature. Please help!
My Brother Sucks
Dear My Brother Sucks,
When you have a situation like this, this first impulse is to choose sides but I think that would be the wrong thing to do. This couple is obviously going through a stressful situation and they need support. I would make it clear that you know what’s going on and want to help. Hopefully the shame of the family KNOWING about it will be enough punishment for him (since it supposedly has not gotten physical yet), but this couple should also seek out some marriage counseling as soon as possible.
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