Scaredy cats

By Clauric - 03/05/2016 15:15

Today, I found out my 35 year-old brother got divorced 18 months ago when my now ex-sister-in-law told me via Facebook messenger, and asked me to tell my parents, as both of them were too scared to do it themselves. FML
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Well, clearly neither of them were mature enough to be married in the first place, let alone to each other. Tell them to man and woman up and tell your parents themselves, it's not your divorce.

Let's hope they won't kill the messenger.

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Let's hope they won't kill the messenger.

make them tell their parents themselves.

Well, clearly neither of them were mature enough to be married in the first place, let alone to each other. Tell them to man and woman up and tell your parents themselves, it's not your divorce.

Who are you to say they should not marry, and should not divorce.

I'm so curious to find out how the hell did they play it off over the holidays and birthdays? Even if they lived too far away for face-to-face visits, wouldn't the folks have at least called to say Merry Christmas to both of them?

Wow. You should tell your brother and ex-sister-in-law that you tried telling your parents, but that they didn't believe you. That way, the two of them would be forced to tell the truth themselves ... or pretend to be married for the rest of their lives if they are really so immature!

Or just tell them to do it themselves...

Tell her that they already know

Don't say anything, it would be funny to see your brother explain at holidays where his wife is, and who the new side piece is.

I'm not sure I understand why this is something to be afraid to tell someone. It's not like your parents can punish them for the fact that their marriage fell through.

Clearly you don't have guilt-tripping, manipulative parents that make you feel bad for every hiccup in your life. Consider yourself lucky.

That's actually a pretty good point. Hadn't considered that.

I hope you were disinclined to acquiesce to their request. (it means no)

Big words don't always make you sound smarter. (It means you sound like a pompous douche)

No love for the Pirates of the Caribbean reference?

Tell your brother that you'll be wingman and be there when he tells them, but he needs to tell them.