Dear Therapist: My Wife’s Sister Touched Me Personally Inappropriately

Dear Therapist: My Wife’s Sister Touched Me Personally Inappropriately

Her behavior I express my discomfort toward me crossed the line, and my wife doesn’t take my concerns seriously when.

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Dear Therapist,

A few years for a few years ago I married a wonderful woman after living with her. I will be a person in my own 70s, and my spouse is a several years older than me personally. She’s got an adult cousin that is on the marriage that is third and a reputation within my wife’s household to be flirtatious and very manipulative. She’s got been residing a long way away from us and visits three to four times per year.

My sister-in-law never paid any unusual focus on me personally until we married. But from then on, every time she visited, she’d single me down for compliments, saying I became “cute” and looking for reasons why you should touch me personally. For instance: “Your hair is really pretty. Allow me to touch it. ” That progressed to placing an arm around my arms after which coming up to me personally and placing both hands around my throat while dealing with me personally. We never ever offered her any support or reaction that is positive.

Because each one of these things took place along with other relatives around, I didn’t feel like i really could snap at her or push her away. Wef only I experienced discovered an approach to quietly inform her that she had been making me personally uncomfortable and get her to please stop, but I became nevertheless not used to the household rather than certain of myself together with them. 继续阅读“Dear Therapist: My Wife’s Sister Touched Me Personally Inappropriately”