A couple who have spent six happy years together are going through a difficult time. “I just found out that I’ve been dating my biological brother for 6 years. I discovered it when we did the DNA test to know our ancestors and know what we are exactly. I ordered two for us, we spat in the tube and sent it. It took a month to get the results and I was eager to find out what we were up to but before I even got to. I saw that we were brothers and sisters“, says a woman on the forum Reddit “offmychest” under the pseudonym u/LetsSinWith, whose remarks were relayed by the Mirror. She remained anonymous and did not specify the country in which she lives.
But when DNA tests, carried out in the hope of finding out more about them, revealed a truth they hadn’t expected, the couple found themselves in a heartbreaking dilemma. The lovers’ happiness was shattered when they learned that they were actually brother and sister. They didn’t know this before they started their relationship because they were both adopted at a very young age.
“I was shocked, to say the least. I only just found out about this information and haven’t told my boyfriend yet. I really hope they made a mistake, but things are starting to make sense to me now.“
She explained: “I’m 30 and my brother is 32. I’m just going to call him my boyfriend for the majority of the time as I type this. I feel weird about this. I was adopted as a baby, but didn’t know I was adopted until I was in high school.“
“I didn’t feel betrayed. I love my parents and my parents love me. Who cares if they’re not my real parents? My boyfriend was also adopted and when we met it was one of the things that brought us closer. We didn’t learn we were adopted until high school and we were both blessed with good families. We weren’t tossed from foster home to foster home“, she specifies.
I still consider him the love of my life
“Our relationship was and still is excellent. We understood each other very quickly. We were quickly attracted to each other. I had never met someone and felt an immediate attraction and familiarity like this. Now I know that this comfort and familiarity is due to the fact that he is my brother. Not my half-brother. He’s my full brother“, says the woman.
“We did everything a couple who’s been together for 6 years could do. We told each other that we loved each other, we made love, we celebrated birthdays, we met our respective families. I’m glad we agreed early on that we didn’t want kids and that never happened. I don’t want to deal with the health risks of having to raise a child and have them know that their parents are siblings.“
“We are always told ‘you you look like so much’ Where ‘it is the male version of you’. Long before this test, we were always compared. We always laughed about it, but I spent the morning looking at pictures of us together and realizing that we really look alike. It scares me and I don’t know what to do. I still love my boyfriend/brother and we have been together for six years. We have a home together and a comfortable life. I hope this test is wrong and I will do a real test soon, but I am panicking. I still consider him the love of my life“.
In a later update, she added: “I posted this the other day but I have since shown him the results and he has realized that we are siblings. He doesn’t want to panic or make any big decisions until we have a real test somewhere. But I can tell he’s freaked out and it was weird being in bed next to him.“
The post has since gone viral and been shared on numerous platforms.