Ask Amy: Personal disclosure leads to family’s judgment


Dear Amy: Recently on Facebook, I shared my story from a former relationship, involving how poorly I was treated and how his sexual assault resulted in me getting pregnant and — after weighing all of my options — choosing to have an abortion. I finally felt strong enough to tell this story without being ashamed.

Well, my (future) sister-in-law saw this post, and chose to tell her parents.

Now my future mother-in-law has either been told or has misunderstood this as me getting pregnant and having an abortion with my fiance (her son), even though all of this happened before I even met him!

She is acting very rudely toward both of us, and refuses to speak to him when he asks what is wrong.

Naturally, I am upset with my future SIL and do not want to be near her or her mother.

This betrayal of trust has hurt and angered me, and these gossipy people are spreading this venom through the family instead of asking either me or my fiance about it.

How do I make it stop?

I feel I can never trust SIL again, and have restricted her view of anything I post on Facebook.

I also feel betrayed that they are all talking ABOUT us, rather than coming to us to ask questions. It hurts, and this has definitely damaged what little relationship I had with them in the first place.

Any advice?

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Source:: The Denver Post

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