Just ask these Redditors, who revealed what it's like to have an ex for a brother- or sister-in-law.From surprisingly chill outcomes to palpable tension at family events, here are some of the most noteworthy responses. "I was engaged to a guy for four years that ended because of his inability to keep his little wang in his britches when he left the house.By gender, this is specified as brother-in-law for one's spouse's brother, one's sibling's husband, or one's spouse's sibling's husband, and sister-in-law for the one's spouse's sister, one's sibling's wife, or one's spouse's sibling's wife.Just like other affines, or "in-laws", siblings-in-law are related by a type of kinship called affinity.Conversely, in Judaism there was the custom of yibbum, whereby a man had a non-obligatory duty to wed his deceased brother's childless widow so she might have progeny by him.If one pair of siblings is married to another pair of siblings, the siblings-in-law are thus doubly-related, each of the four both through one's spouse and through one's sibling, while the children of the two couples are double cousins.Fast forward another year or two, and get married... They went on two dates, I think, before she decided she didn't like him.
Fast forward 10 years, and she's dating my younger brother, and I have to invite them to my wedding. I am named after my father (like a junior), so I should give my son the same name, right? Except I decide not to — he can become his own man, instead of living in his dad's/granddad's shadow. "I originally started talking to my husband because he was attempting to pursue my sister, and I thought she could really use a man, so I was attempting to help.We've discussed breaking the news to them thousands of times, and even sought professional advice.Each rehearsal scenario inevitably ends with us having to defend our relationship, something we both don’t feel is necessary.I am a guy, my ex is bisexual, and my sister is 10/10 gay." —3."I dated a woman for a couple of months many years ago then broke up with her.