It’ll help to read “Sister-in-law’s” question before you read this conversation. You can read the Deseret News article: here.
Angela: The great dilemma! “What to do when you think you’re sister is being a bad wife?” You seem to be in an awkward situation, Tell us about it!
Sister-in-law: It’s more than awkward. It’s really sad to watch and I think I’m going to say something to him regardless of most of the advice that I’ve been given to the contrary.
A: What advice have you already been given?
SIL: I’ve been told to stay out of it. But, her husband is a member of our family now, too. In a sense, he is my brother, am I not my brother’s keeper?
A: I can see where you’re coming from, I can. What has your sister done that you think is so terrible?
SIL: You name it, she’s done it! Fake crying to get his attention, asking him to rub her feet in front of the entire family, spending his money, criticizing his mothers cooking, refusing to do laundry…shall I keep going?
A: Maybe, I haven’t heard anything that sounds so bad yet…
SIL: The combination of all of them makes it “so bad.” This isn’t the way to treat a husband. You should cherish him and love him; and she caught a great guy who deserves to be treated much better than this. I get that she is young but today’s bossing around will be tomorrow’s serious emotional abuse.
A: Well, I’m glad I got to talk to you a bit before the article comes out on Saturday. What do you think some of the Deseret News readers will say?
SIL: I think they’ll agree with me. It’s a woman’s privilege to care for her husband and my sister isn’t treating it as such. It’s time for me, as a loved one, to take some action!
I’m anxious to find out what you all think, I don’t think what she’s talking about warrants talking to the husband behind her sister’s back. But, maybe I’m wrong. Also, at the end of the convo, I wanted to ask SIL if she was married, but thought that might be rude.
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