OPP: Want My Brother To Divorce
Sarah is trying to get her brother to divorce his wife. She says that his wife is horrible and is always pessimistic and insults everyone. Her brother has lost his spark and always seems agitated now. If he were still acting like himself, it may be a little different but he doesn't seem to laugh anymore. She thinks they married because they had a child together. They got serious very quickly and once she got pregnant, it skyrocketed from there. So much is going wrong with him that it doesn't seem like he can be happy.
Slacker wonders if maybe he likes who he is when he's around her. For instance, Slacker's different around his wife than he is around his friends but he loves that. You can't possibly know what's in your brother's heart or how his life is behind closed doors. Also, once you gang up on someone, they're going to go into instant defense mode. He might just start throwing all the good things about his wife in Sarah's face.
Steve had a girlfriend a while back that everyone thought was crazy, but no one ever intervened. He says that looking back on it now, he wishes someone would have said something. He would have appreciated the insight. He's not sure if the brother would appreciate that though. Sarah needs to keep in mind that if she decides to confront her brother about this and possibly break up a family that she may lose him.
I don't think she should try to break up her brother's marriage. If she thinks that he's unhappy, she should just talk with him and mention how he seems blue lately. Just talk to him and ask him how everything's going. What ever happened to having a conversation like that? Sarah needs to make sure her brother's actually unhappy before going all the way and planting a self-destruct button in their lives.
Do you think it's ok to try to break up a relationship? Have you done this?
Until Next Time, xoxo--Intern Elizabeth