BJ'S BLOG 08/12/134 "More Interested in Dating Your Partner's Sibling"
by BJ Shea,posted Aug 12 2014 8:56AM
Hello again, Rock-A-Holics! We’re back from an amazing jaunt to Chicago! I had a great time with my fellow radio-heads, but I’m always happy to be reunited with all of you fine folks.
Here’s a request for some Group Therapy, courtesy of a 30-something named Laura. It seems that Laura has a boyfriend, but she’s been getting closer to his older brother over the last three years…wait, what?
Laura goes on to say that she and her boyfriend’s brother have some many things in common, and they both know that they’re a better match than the current configuration, but neither one of them wants to hurt Brother Boyfriend by telling him the truth.
Let’s stop for a minute here. Laura didn’t specifically reveal that she and the brother have been doing anything inappropriate, but I’m starting to get a bad feeling about this. I suppose I can’t judge her if I don’t have all the information, so let’s just move on to the advice she’s specifically seeking…
Laura wants to know if she should break up with her boyfriend, and give the situation a little time before moving on to a relationship with his brother. On the flip side, she wonders if the guilt will have a negative effect on the new coupling, and leave them doomed to failure.
I could go on and ON about this one, but I’d love to hear it from you. I think Laura needs to experience a wide range of responses, and I’m sure you’re all just dying to help her out with your personal advice. What do you think about Laura’s relationship dilemma? Sound off!
BJ'S BLOG 08/12/134 "More interested in dating your partner’s sibling"
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Yep... done it. I was also 19, so this could play a part but either way nothing worked out because then everyone just viewed me as a s*** and nothing really got the chance to work. Also, my story is more like I ended up hooking up with a guy, and a few months later met his brother and tried to have a relationship with him but it didn't work because the family hated me. Either way it's never a good idea to date someone's brother after you dated them, but when you're 19, who cares... however it's stated that she is 30something... so... even worse idea. But #yolo do it anyways!
Don't do it but do it? The previous poster has brain damage.
Hey. It could happen.
My dad went out a couple times with my aunt before dating her sister, my mom. They've been married 44 years and counting. Laura should definitely breakup with her boyfriend. They're obviously not right for each other. But whether or not she ends up with the brother is a different argument. They, really meaning the brother, should talk to the guy and see how he feels about it first. If he is okay with it them go for it. How long have her and the guy been together long? If so it prob won't work with the brother. The soon to be ex may be too emotionally involved. Either way she needs to end the current relationship. Most likely she'll need to just move on from that whole family but it doesn't hurt to ask. You never know? It MIGHT just work.
RE: Hey. It could happen.
I agree, if she's feeling this way already, it's a sign to at least break up with her current man. - VB