(Closed) My Fiance has 4 sisters. yay.

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
305 posts
Helper bee

i’m glad my brother’s wife was happy he had two sisters because she never had any.  i consider her my sister too now.  what do you think will be so stressful about having four sisters live nearby? unless they are ax murderers or something. 

Post # 4
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow, that would drive me crazy. I hope that you get to go on a honeymoon so that you can have some alone time.

Post # 5
491 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think I would move to avoid his family, but I don’t necessarily know that I would choose to live so close if it was an option from the beginning. 

It also sounds a little like you’ve already decide it’s going to be terrible and that him having 4 sisters is awful before you really know how it will go.  Having a negative view from the beginning is only going to make you see things in a negative light and won’t really give you a great chance at having it go well.  Maybe they’ll all be really great and you’ll end up loving having them so close. 

Post # 7
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

and furthermore if you were me would you also like better the idea of living at least one city over as opposed to say next door or on the next block?

its only a problem if you let it be – my inlaws do live right next door, in fact the other 2 brothers (1 is married/a parent) also live in the same street and its never ever been a problem for me

now my BIL (the married one), lets his folks get too involved in their lives and he is at their house almost every day and they are all over his business (they even named BILs son!).  for us, from day one both my hubby and i have always had very firm boundries and thankfully they havent crossed them and they have always been respectful of our space. i see my inlaws about once a month or so and even then its usually waving hello from the yard

Post # 8
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i wish Fiance had a sister, even a half sister! he has a full brother (who i dislike, hes dirty and doesnt help around the apartment) and he has two step brothers. i have a full brother, half brother, two step brothers. so im jealous u get sisters!!!!! i dont think id care if they lived close, all our siblings live in the same city but everyone does their own thing.

Post # 9
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t think it would be an issue to have family living so close as long as you did not make it an issue.  If they have emergency spare keys, they need to respect that privilege and not come barging in whenever they like.  If they do, then they lose the key.  Don’t tell them about things unless you want them to know about it.  You’re acting like all of his sisters are pitching a tent city in your front lawn and will be staring in the windows all day.  They have their own lives and while they will try to be friendly and develop a closer relationship with you, unless you have evidence of ill-intent, they mean well and should respect your privacy.

If they are intruding then their brother can tell them to back off.

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