I read a similar post to this tonight so it felt good to see other women are in the same position as me. I just feel like I need advice. I literally have no one to talk about this because, well, we all know how sick and wrong this is. Before I started to have ‘feelings’ for my brother-in-law he was just my obnoxious brother-in-law. The one with the crazy annoying girlfriend who wanted to wear a white dress to my wedding. My husband and I began dating two years before they did. We went to the same high school for a year and that’s when I was close to my brother in law. It was always fun and giggles, just us three. My husband has always been close and overprotective of him. After we left the high school he started dating this girl and since I didn’t see him as much we drifted apart.
A year after our graduation my husband proposed and my brother in law was still dating this girl so I thought hey! I’m gonna gets to know her and make her feel welcome into the family. That turned pretty ugly so soon. The closer I got to her I noticed her imitating my syle. It didn’t bother me at first, I actually felt cool, hey she likes my style! But then her certain comments started tugging at me like oh you only did this because I did it or because I like it. And well that was, not the case. I ignored it until the day she told she had bought her dress for my wedding. She sent me pictures and oh my god. It looked like a wedding dress.
Naturally, a bridezilla would go off and say uhm hello no you dumb bitch its white wtf. But she got defensive said it was beige made a scene with the whole family and my bill hated me for almost 2 years. He wouldn’t say hi to me at family events he would ignore me and actually he was just so rude to me all the time. I kinda grew a huge annoyance with them. I couldn’t stand to look at them ever because as time kept going they just kept wanting to do everything my husband and I did and they loved to brag more about it on social media.
After three years I was finally able to ignore them more easily and he actually had apologized in that time frame so hanging around them was a lot easier. She no longer bothered me as much and still til this day doesn’t bother me how much she tries to do everything like I do because believe me she does. I didn’t hate my brother in law anymore and we got along the normal. Not too much like before but nothing at all compared to hate we kind of both felt. Just until recently we had a family trip.. its 4 brothers young enough for the four of them to hang out, ( my husband is the third of them so yes I’m talking about the younger brother) and the two older wives have become my bestests friends so this is why I cant tell them of all this agony I feel.
Anyway, we went to Vegas to celebrate my husband and the girlfriend’s bday. They land only two days apart. It was a three-day trip and everything was fine, we drank we laughed we all seemed to get closer as a family. I didn’t realize how happy it had made me be close to my brother in law again until our last day of the trip. We sportingly decided to go to universal studios and it was so much fun! Until the very end. My husband and my other brother in laws were at customer service trying to get some annual passes something like that and the rest of the girls were tired. I wanted to go to the harry potter shop and look around so I left by myself while they waited.
When I was on my way back my brother in law was walking towards me alone and i didn’t think too much of it so i asked him if he was going to buy something. He said no, he said he only came to see me. And of course i wasn’t taking it seriously i thought he was making fun of me but at the moment he gave me a look he had never given me before so i kinda couldn’t speak and just stood there stupid and by the time i arranged what had just happened we were too close to everyone to hear so nothing happened after that. The whole ride home i couldn’t stop thinking about it. About why he said that he just wanted to see me. He had seen me all trip. I didn’t understand. I wanted to shake it off of my head and i was able to forget for the next few weeks. But after that, i kept seeing him and the he looked at me just wasn’t the same anymore. Or maybe it was me feeling those things that made me think differently but i cant breathe when he looks at me that way and i always panic and look away.
To make things worse, two weeks later we found out he had been having an affair with his girlfriend’s friend for seven months. And i forgot to mention they were already engaged in that seven month period. The girlfriend of course didnt cancel the wedding and he was forgiven. You would’ve thought if the idea of him being my brother in law would’ve grossed me out, this would’ve just ended it all for me! But nope. Here i am still with these terrible feelings. Weve never touched more than a quick hello hug and kiss on the cheek and i crave his warmth so much. He never said anything else but that comment at universal studios again to me and i still miss talking to him. Were never alone anywhere and i always make up possibilities to try and make it possible but it never happens or i chicken out. I wish i didn’t felt this way because i know that i could never forgive something like what he did. And my husband is so great. He is so close to his little brother too.
But i just cant ever stop thinking if he feels the same way. Just to talk to him. To kiss him and tell him how i feel but i know that if i do ill wreck everything. Especially after what he did. I dont even know for certain if he feels this way or if he doesn’t but its his gaze that keeps my hope alive but kills me slowly as well. Every song reminds me of him every love movie and i dont know why. The more i know i cant have him makes me want him even more and it kills me knowing how wrong it is. I want to forget him but hes so close to my husband and the whole family is super close it’s extremely hard to not think about him. What more could i do?