Ther’s been something bothering me for quite some time now, and I still can’t wrap my mind around it. My brother is living with our second cousin and they are in a sexual relationship. It isn’t as if we all didn’t grow up together, because we did. We didn’t hang out every weekend or even every month, but during holidays and especially summers when we were all kids.
I love my brother, but this just goes against everything that I believe in. Extended family doesn’t know about it, but my parents and siblings all do. It took mom a really long time to deal with this. Complicating things is that my second cousin has a history of being a manipulative user. My mom truly hates her because when my dad had a stroke, dear cuz was at the hospital being all sweet and asking him for money (!) I guess she thought he was going to die soon and she’d better give it a try before it was too late.
Her dad died years ago, and her mom moved across the country to get away from the manipulation. Her siblings will have nothing to do with her, and were the ones to help their mom move away. They feared that the stress would kill her.
I really wish I could understand the attraction, or why my brother thinks this isn’t gross.