She doesn't want me at family gatherings and refuses to let my niece and nephew stay with us anymore. We still haven't figured out what her problem is but we haven't lost any sleep over it.
18. Good question...
This is only slightly related. My husband's sister is dating a man, his sister is dating my brother... so three sets of brother/sisters all hooked up. At poker night my brother says "everyone look to the left and say I'm sorry for screwing your sister."
Not quite sure how it's going to play out at a breakup.
19. Bizarre indeed...
I had an aunt Jennifer, who was married to Bob. Bob was a bit of a hound and apparently cheated on her quite a bit. Still, Bob and Jennifer decide to have a baby, and Michael was born. Bob ends up having an affair with Jennifer's sister, Anna. Jennifer finds out about Bob and Anna, and gets out, and takes Michael with her.
Soon after, Jennifer starts dating my Uncle Rich. Rich and Bob know each other pretty well. They're not good friends or anything, but they seem to run in the same circle. Things start going well for Rich and Jennifer, so within 2 years, they decide to move in together and get married. In the meantime, Bob and Anna are going pretty strong, so they shack up and get married around the same time.
Anna and Jennifer patch things up, and Jennifer forgives her. Over the years, things totally normalize, and they operate completely normally (at least on the surface), as Michael's dad doubles as his uncle, and his stepmom is his aunt.
It was a very bizarre family dynamic, but it worked.