THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My wife's sister recently went through a divorce. She moved in with us and has been staying here for about a month. I'm happy to host her until she gets back on her feet, but I'm not thrilled with her bringing her boyfriends over. We have small children. I think she's setting a really bad example for them. I tried to say something to her, but my wife shushed me. My wife and I spoke privately about this and she agrees, but she also wants to make sure we don't push her sister out and she ends up moving in with some random guy she meets at a bar. I think it would be good for her to take a little break from guys to figure out what she wants to do with her life. I feel like an old man complaining about this stuff, but it maters to me... and I think it matters to my wife too. How do we have this conversation with my sister-in-law without pushing her out?
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