But I had no clue. For 29 years I had lived so close to this but been entirely unaware. I can see it now in his interactions with her, it still pains him but he covers it well. We haven't discussed it since. None of my cousins know. I'm not sure my mother even knows. I get why my father shared it with me given my state at the time, but it really messes with my head to know about it now.
My great (x4) grandmother had three husbands, and the 2nd husband was the father of the 3rd. So when her second husband was murdered she married his son, and they raised 10 kids. 4 of whom where the bio siblings of husband number 3. (5 were his and one from 1st marriage)
Cecelia married Charles and they had one child before Charles drowned. Cecelia then married Richard, whom she had 4 more children with before he was murdered during the colonisation of my country (NZ).
Now, Richard had one more child from his first marriage called John. When Richard died John then married his step mother Cecelia, and had 5 children with her.
Cecelia had ten children all up, 1 from husband number 1, 4 from H2 (Johns half siblings) and 5 from H3 (John)
Age wise I'm not sure about H1, but H2 was around 15 years older than Cecelia, and H3 was 8 years younger, 19 to Cecelias 27 when they married.
I know all this because we're having a family reunion next month and we're making a short documentary on the family history.
9. Interesting bowling night.
My wife was my best friend since grade school and for a brief period during our high school years I dated her younger sister. We had a mutual break up after a few months and remained close afterwards.
In college, my now wife and I decided to take our friendship to the next level. We were married a few years later and now have two kids. There is no awkwardness between any of us and the three of us frequently go out to dinner together.
Everyone is lighthearted about it and my wife makes jokes all the time. All of us are on a bowling team together, too.
10. Just the old switcheroo.
I worked with a guy whose wife cheated on him, and married the guy. The husband of the cheater consoled the wife of the cheating husband, and they ended up getting married. Now the kids still have their original parents but in a different rotation.
11. Interesting story.
My parents met when my mother was going to law school in the United States on a scholarship. My father, as far as I can tell, was making most of his income dealing drugs. I always see their marriage as one of convenience - she wanted a green card, he wanted a lawyer. (And some clean income didn't hurt either.)
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