A wife has told of her shock at discovering her husband has sex with his mother and sisters in his teens, and into his early 20s (File photo/Getty)
A wife has spoken of her shock at discovering her husband spent years having sex with his mother and sisters.
The woman, who used the pseudonym ‘All In The Family’ repeatedly complained of her in-laws’ animosity towards her, and was stunned when her spouse said he had been to bed with his closest female relatives throughout his teens, and into his early 20s.
Writing to agony aunt Abigail Van Buren, she said: ‘When my husband and I were first married, I had no idea why his mother and sisters were so hostile. When they started treating our children the same way, my husband finally addressed the issue.
‘We moved out of town, and he finally told me that when he was in his teens and early 20s, he had had sex with all of them, which was why they didn’t like me.’
It is unclear whether the US-based man involved was younger or older than his sisters, and whether he was underage when any of the incestuous relations happened.
The wife said her husband and his family were then estranged for many years, but recently began talking to his siblings and mother, who is now in her 70s. His spouse said it ‘breaks her heart’ that communication has resumed, but that her husband insists it is fine to talk to them, because they are ‘family.’
Sharing her advice on the matter, Van Buren reminded her: ‘You cannot control what another adult does.’ She said she ‘sympathized’ with the ‘beyond unhealthy’ situation but asked the woman whether she’d be similarly jealous of her spouse if he spoke to his ex-girlfriends.
Van Buren advised the woman her spouse was likely to talk to his mom and sisters whether she liked it or not, and added that it was for the wife to decide ‘Are you willing to tolerate it?’
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