Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Life is full of little ironies isn't it?

I make the decision to set one of my best friends up with my uncle. To all intents & purposes the plan is a success. They are officially dating now. I should be happy for them & I am. Except that:

1) If he's her boyfriend does this mean that I have to see him everytime I see her? Because that's kind of uncomfortable for me. He & I are close in age & kind of good friends but he's still my uncle. There are things that I can't say or do with him around. I love my family but I really don't want to go clubbing with my uncle. It's not the sort of thing you do with an uncle around. It's just too weird.

2) She knows everything about me. And there are things I would just die if she tells him. Can I trust her not to tell him?I mean do couples ever really keep things from each other?

3) She gives me too much information. There are comments that I don't usually mind hearing from a gf about her partner - but not when the partner is my uncle. That's embarrassing. It grosses me out for some reason.

4) Despite all attempts to the contrary I find myself more involved in the details of their relationship than I want to be. She keeps coming to me with issues & questions. She & her mother keep trying to pump me for information. Information like how like or unlike his ex-wife I think she is. That's not a question I want to deal with.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a tough one ya Loul :D
Setting up is cool and all, but I am the type of person who would avoid such things with friends..but a family member involved!!!

4/19/2006 05:00:00 AM  
Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

you dug urself in a hole kiddo. Break them up. It's the only way to keep ur sanity!

4/19/2006 06:15:00 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

I don't think it would be out of line to have a conversation with your friend explaining that 1. there are certain things you would like to remain private and that you would feel VERY uncomfortable if she discussed them with your uncle and 2. that although you are pleased that they hit it off that you feel a bit weird getting too much information about their relationship, as he is your uncle. If she really is your friend she will definately understand your need to have some boundaries with this one. Good luck!

4/19/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Blogger Leilouta said...

You better stop seing the both of them :)

4/19/2006 11:47:00 PM  

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