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My girlfriend’s dad married my sister

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Posted  Thursday, May 15  2014 at  01:00

In Summary

Talk to your parents and your girl’s mother for advice, otherwise, I don’t see any big problem, as long as both you and your girlfriend trust and love each other

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THE PROBLEM

Dear Heart to Heart, I am a Second Year student at the International University of East Africa. I have a girlfriend who I have dated for seven good years. Her parents are divorced, and only her mother knew about our relationship. Recently, however, her father married my sister, unknowingly of course. Now I am confused, should I leave my girlfriend or can we continue with our relationship? Please advise me.
- Hamid


YOUR SOLUTIONS
Please Hamid, just do the right thing - abandon the relationship. He can’t be a father and brother in-law at the same time. lt’s mission impossible in terms of culture.
Sylvia
Dear Hamid, your situation is indeed hard. In such cases, doing the right thing is better than doing a good thing. A lot of things are good but not right. To continue with your girl is a good thing but it is not the right thing. If you and both families have no problem with it, then go ahead with her. However, talk to her mother about it and discuss in detail how to handle the situation. Whatever the outcome, I trust you won’t make a wrong choice.
Pr. Allan

It’s okay. Your in-law is not your close relative, therefore there is no problem with that. Pease listen to your heart and continue with her.
Glorius

Why should you leave someone who loves you for the sake of your sister? Unless you don’t love her, you have a life and your sister has her life too. Don’t mix issues if you love that girl, carry on with your love. If you drop her, do you think your sister will drop him too? It’s non of your business man, live your life!
Rasheed

No problem, just continue with your business. He took your sister, take his daughter.
Robin

The father acted faster than you, so continue with your education, your true wife is there ahead. Explain to her the situation first.
Moses

You were not serious in your relationship, you were just confusing each other. You never loved her, for a whole seven years, you refused to get introduced. The man did good to marry your sister. Next time, go for a serious relationship. The man wouldn’t marry your sister had you been serious.
Denis

Man it’s complicated. If you were serious with your relationship, seven years were enough for you and your girlfriend to be known by both sides, but I think you should end the relationship.
David

African culture is far different from the English. Discuss things with the lady and end the relationship. Or else you may find your son marrying your wife’ first child and your son’s son marries who?
Judith

Stop and make a U-turn. Don’t think about the years you have wasted cunning her, but look at the future of your children. If you continue, a generational curse will be upon the children you are going to have. Guilbert

Ho! It’s tricky because your sister has turned to be your girlfriend’s step mother. Sorry but I think it’s better for you to complete your education and settle later when God blesses you with a stable relationship.
Teresa

Things are not easy bro. But it depends on your tribe. If such is acceptable in your tribe, go ahead, but if it’s not my dear, you have to let go of her. Maybe she was meant for you. Your heaven sent love will find you one day.
Boaz

Just continue because it’s not your fault that her father got married to your sister.
Mary

It won’t be okay to quit if you want to have peace of mind in your family. Remember your cultural and religious views about it.
Stephen

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