A woman took to Reddit to find out if she would be in the wrong if she revealed a shocking secret about her brother’s fiancé to the whole family. Her post went viral, as hundreds of Redditors poured in to criticize her. Let’s take a look.
The Mysterious Presence
Gal was grappling with a secret she never expected to uncover. Her younger brother, Rob (30), had been dating Brandee for over two years, and the couple recently got engaged.
To the family, she seemed reserved, a mysterious presence in their midst.
Questioning Brandee’s Seemingly Quiet Nature
Gal (34) couldn’t help but feel a weird tension whenever she was around.
Brandee (28) was quiet, almost too quiet for Gal’s liking. She often sensed something weird about her but never thought much of it – she just seemed shy.
As Rob had described it, Brandee’s job was remote work for a vacation rental company. This fact always struck Gal as peculiar.
Rob was a lawyer, their dad was a lawyer, and their sister was a statistician and professor.
Was He “Marrying Down?”
Everyone in their family was well-educated and had respectable careers. Gal thought Rob was “a young, attractive, successful guy, and he’s marrying a woman who works in sales for a vacation rental company. Ok, whatever.”
Supposedly, Brandee had a college degree, and although she didn’t talk much to Gal and the family, she seemed intelligent in Gal’s eyes.
Gal’s Husband Stumbles Upon Brandee’s Real Job
But the truth about Brandee’s job came crashing down on Gal one day. A shocking revelation that she was, in fact, working as a stripper left her stunned!
Her husband stumbled upon her profile and videos on a club’s website, exposing a side of Brandee that none of them had ever imagined.
Betrayal and Deception
Gal was INCREDIBLY bothered about Brandee’s occupation. It wasn’t just the revelation that bothered her; it was the feeling of betrayal, the notion that her brother and Brandee had been weaving a web of lies around the entire family!
She wanted to tell the whole family, out Brandee, and “save” her brother.
A Family With Traditional Values
Gal couldn’t understand why Rob, knowing the family’s traditional values, would want to marry a stripper! She didn’t think he should marry Brande – in her words, “it’s just ridiculous!”
She assumed her brother knew most of the family would feel the same, otherwise, he wouldn’t be lying.
To Tell or Not to Tell
Gal was planning on telling the family what she’d discovered – she didn’t know if she could keep it a secret even if she tried.
She thought she would be protecting him, but on the other hand, if he knew about it and was okay with it, maybe she would be a jerk…
Moral Police or Concerned Sister
She couldn’t decide – she didn’t want to hurt Rob, but she was incredibly uncomfortable with the choice he was making.
So she took to Reddit to see what they thought – would she be in the wrong if she let the truth out of the bag?
Hundreds of Redditors commented on Gal’s situation, and it was heated!
The majority thought that she would be in the wrong if she chose to reveal Brandee’s secret profession, and they had some choice words about her judgment of Brandee.
Relationships Under Scrutiny
One user commented, “You will be in the wrong. Mind your damn business and let your brother be happy on his terms,” and another backed that up by writing, “Telling your family to oust him and his fiancée because you don’t approve of her profession is both vile and cruel. You literally want to ruin your brother’s life. Gross.”
Others questioned the double standard, highlighting the fact that it’s acceptable for her husband to visit strip clubs but not for her future sister-in-law to work as a stripper.
One commenter expressed, “Your husband knows so much about strippers he has become the designated researcher on where to find them HAHAHA. Your husband enjoys strippers plenty, so don’t judge your SIL for being one. Shut your mouth.”
Looking Beyond Job Titles
A recurring theme in the comments revolved around the importance of looking beyond job titles and prestige. Redditors pointed out Brandee’s profession shouldn’t matter as long as she treats Rob well and he’s happy in the relationship.
One commenter scathingly wrote, “You can’t wait to ruin her, because you scream entitlement and jealousy. My guess is your brother loves her because she is a really decent human being.”
Trusting Rob’s Judgment
Many emphasized the potential harm it could cause and the importance of trusting Rob’s judgment, with one user commenting, “Why does your brother need your “protection”?
He’s 30 years old. If he’s not bothered with his fiancee being a stripper, then this is your issue and not his.”
Consensus: Respect Rob’s Decisions and Communicate With Him
The consensus seems to be that Gal should address her concerns directly with her brother and respect his choices rather than attempting to impose her own views on him or reveal the secret to the family.
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