Recently, a friend of my sister-in-law told me that she was cheating on my brother. I did not believe any of it and decided to do nothing about it – I did tell my boyfriend but he agreed that I should stay out of it.
Three days ago I got a phone call from my sister-in-law accusing me of hacking into her online account. She was told about this by the same friend who told me about my sister-in-law’s alleged affair. We argued because I was falsely accused, but she would not listen to me.
Then yesterday my brother called me and screamed at me to stay away from his family and that he would attack me if I came near them.
I don’t want to upset my parents with this. At the same time I have a lot of work pressure and my boyfriend and I are moving home. I am already taking anti-depressants but feel totally stressed out even though I am innocent. What can I do?
The first thing you need to do is take a deep breath. Then focus on your own issues and get the new house sorted.
Even if there was any truth in this rumor, it is your brother’s problem and not yours.
No matter how you feel about what other people do, they have to live their lives and you have to live your life.
You did right by not making the situation worse, and you cannot take responsibility for your brother and his family. This so-called friend is just stirring trouble and the best you can do is leave things alone until your brother has calmed down and realized that you are innocent.