Should non-traditional partnerships be given the same benefits as romantic relationships? In this story, the "couple" in question are legally married platonic life partners which, tbh, is pretty f*cking cool. But the woman's brother, who is getting married, disagrees and is opposed to their "illegal" partnership. The two have another sister who is on the side of her sister and sister's partner—and now she wants to skip the wedding in solidarity.
What a mess! Luckily, the website Reddit provides a forum where complete strangers can advise us on how to best handle the complicated nightmares that can arise when dealing with our next-of-kin. The woman posted her story on Reddit's "Am I The A**hole?" forum, asking for advice on how to handle this messy situation.
My sister Beth has lived with her friend John for the past fifteen years. They are platonic life partners, they both own their house, share finances, and are planning retirement together. They got legally married a few years ago because they wanted all the rights and benefits of being next of kin. They literally just signed the paperwork and that was it. They don't wear rings or call each other husband and wife.