Unknown 1/2 sibling
01/19/2012 at 12:14 PM

My husband has a 1/2 sibling exactly the same age as himself. This family secret has been kept for 45 years. No one in my DH's family wants to recognize the sibling, acknowledge him, or even mention it. The 1/2 sibling found my husband through social media and has contacted him. We are in shock. His instinct is to not reply fearing his family will be upset that he has brought the secret to light. But at the same time, we realize that our children have cousins they don't know. They have no cousins on his side of the family. Should contact be made? Is it disrepectful to his family to open this "can"? What would you do?

I vote for providing supervision in the home, not condoms. Anybody else have an opinion?


If your son wants to have sex with his girlfriend then I'm sure he will find somewhere to do it whatever supervision you intend to impose on him. This is the 21st century and I think you should be relieved that he is mature and sensible enough to be using protection. Provide him with condoms.