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My Husband's Sibling Bond Makes Me Insecure

My Husband's Sibling Bond Makes Me Insecure

Dear Sugar
My husband and his sister have been best friends ever since they can remember. She is beautiful, successful, smart, and every one's darling. She and my husband hang out often, and I hate to say it, but I get a little bit jealous whenever they are together.

Part of my insecurity stems from the fact that another brother of my husband's compares his wife with this sister, and wishes his wife were more like her. My husband has told me time and again that I am the most important person in his life, but this hasn't stopped my jealousy of his sister. Help! How can I think and behave rationally before I tear my marriage apart? Freaking Out Francesca

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Dear Freaking out Francesca
Unless your husband and his sister are inappropriately close, a.k.a. Angelina and her brother, getting in between this relationship could create a lot of family tension. Although their closeness makes you insecure, you need to trust your husband when he says you are his number one priority.

The relationship he has with her is obviously very different than the one he has with you so try working on accepting his love and admiration for her. Are you close with his sister as well? Perhaps you should ask your husband if he can start including you more when they spend time together so you can also develop a deeper friendship with her.

Try to let your brother in law's comments roll off your shoulders. All relationships are different so just because he wishes his wife was more like his sister doesn't mean that your husband feels that way too. It sounds as though your husband is not giving you any reason to doubt your relationship so have faith in him. He seems to love you just the way you are!

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