Thursday, 13 September 2012
This post was submitted anonymously.
In my opinion, dating an ex's family member is just asking for trouble and making the situation so unnecessarily awkward. I think the world is big enough where people can find someone unrelated to their exes. So some claim that the heart wants what it wants and they can't help their feelings, but you CAN control how you handle the situation.
I'll admit that I've actually crushed on two brothers around the same age, but never actually took it as more than just a small crush. The only way I could see this working out is if let's say for example Nadia was only a fling to Dan and Dan didn't care about her as more than a fling so his brother Drew could date her if he wanted.
Honestly, if I were the guy and a girl was hitting on me and she had already gotten with my brother, I wouldn't touch her. It's like basically having sex with my own brother; she's just in the middle separating us. Sloppy seconds aren't my thing, especially sharing exes with family.
I have seen a couple of posts where people actually date brothers or people date cousins and have serious relationships with both of them, too. And they've all turned out to be bad situations in the end. Have you ever known anyone to date siblings or cousins and it actually end well?
It's hard enough to keep good friends around. Friends come and go, family is for life whether you like them or not.
What do you think about dating an ex's family member? Agree/Disagree?