Dear Snarky – I’m Dating My Sister’s Former Fiance

Dear Snarky,

 I need your advice on the best way to introduce my new boyfriend to my family. We have been dating secretly for a couple of months and it’s gotten serious pretty quickly. The issue with our relationship is that my boyfriend “Rick” and my sister used to be engaged. She broke it off four months ago. I reached out to Rick to make sure he was okay and it just kind of took off from there.

 I don’t want to tell my family because I know it’s going to get ugly, but Rick says we need to quit hiding.

 What do you think Snarky?

 Signed, In Love

Dear In Love,

You’re an idiot. Two things are going on here. One, Rick is using you to get back at your sister for dumping him which is why he is so eager for you too to come out of hiding with your relationship. The next stop on the dumb-dumb express is that you are either extremely needy and gullible and/or you want to hurt your family because no sister should begin a relationship her with sister’s ex-fiancé especially not days after the engagement was broken off.

 Here’s your to do list:  Dump your sister’s former fiancé pronto and then think hard about what drove you to reach out to this guy and start a relationship. I have a feeling you’re not going to like the answer. There are more than 53 million single men between the ages of 18 and 50 in the United States go date one of those dudes and quit stalking your sister’s leftovers.

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5 thoughts on “Dear Snarky – I’m Dating My Sister’s Former Fiance

  1. Mrs. Wilson says:

    Great advice Snarky! This woman really does need to examine why she would want to date her sister’s ex. She’s just hurting herself and her family. Therapy anyone?

  2. eastcoastgal says:

    Hit the nail on it Snarky. I agree the ex-fiance is using the sister to get back at his ex. Methinks there have been ongoing issues between “In Love” and her sister for a long time. Jealousy anyone? Mealsothinks that “In Love” had a thing for sisters’ fella long before they got engaged and chose to use the break up as an opportunity to get back at her sister.

  3. KiraFlowerchild says:

    My question is why did the sister break off the engagement? If the guy had done something bad enough (like cheat or hit her) for her to give him back his ring, then this is not a guy that any woman wants to be with. So yeah, sister is pretty messed up for picking up her sibling’s discarded trash. Jealousy or no, he can’t be Prince Charming or the first sister would have married him.

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