Emotional Incest


Brooke,

Last week my 12 year old niece came to stay with me during her spring break. (Her mom is my sister.) Her parents are going through a rough time and my sister has confided in me that she has seen an attorney and is contemplating divorce. They have been trying to keep it private as to not get the kids upset. The last I heard was they were going to try and make it work. And having my niece with me would give them some quality alone time.

So, while she was here she confided in me that her Dad has been telling her things about their problems and even broke down and cried. He also shared some emails her Mom had written to him. I was shocked. I asked her how she felt about it and she said “sad”. And she wished her Dad had a friend he could talk to about all of it.

I feel like my sister should know about this, but I don’t want to break the confidence of my niece. I’m trying to apply your principals, but I am confused! What do you think? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!