Hi, I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger, welcoming you to our YouTube channel and I answer your questions about the things going on in your life, your mind and your heart. This one is from Camilla:
I come from a family that believes very strongly in family. My dad is one of 5 and my mom has one sister. All in all, I have many aunts and uncles, all of whom are still happily together with their first spouse. [I'm going to put you all in the Smithsonian.]
I have an older brother who has been in a relationship with a lady for at least 5 years. They have a child and I have to say they are great parents.
The only problem I have is that I got married in 2008 to the most amazing person I have ever known and since then, my brother calls his girlfriend "My wife" and his girlfriend refers to him as "My husband". Every time they say this it makes my whole body want to explode. I feel like they are belittling the covenant that I made to my husband. [And you're absolutely right about that.]
Am I crazy? [Um, that's not an indication of insanity.] How can I nicely say that it bothers me without upsetting them and cutting all ties?
[Laughs] I have the answer! Each and every time they say that, that you go, "Oh my gosh! Did you get married last weekend and I wasn't invited?! I have to get you a present!"