There are many things that can go horribly wrong in a relationship. You can get cheated on, you can get dumped for stupid reasons, or you can get so attached to someone that you start to go insane. But that's all part of the risk of committing to a relationship. You don't know how things are going to turn out, so you just take a leap of faith and hope for the best. But sometimes, things can happen that seem almost too horrific to be true. Yes, that's right, I'm talking about finding out the person you're dating is your relative. This possibility is so insane that it probably doesn't even pop into many people's heads, but it is possible. And judging by the countless people who talk about this online, it's actually more common than you might think.
One of the places people talk about this online is Whisper, an online site dedicated to crazy confessions. But the confessions about finding out you've accidentally been dating your relative might just be some of the craziest confessions ever found on this site. Can you imagine going through something like that? It might even be more traumatic than being cheated on or being dumped. Such a cruel twist of fate probably seems like someone is playing a practical joke on you. How could this ever happen? Regardless, it does happen, and the ways in which people respond are interesting for the outside viewer. Just hope it never happens to you...
15 She Had No Idea He Was Her Cousin
Accidentally going on a date with your cousin is a pretty terrible coincidence to occur. For the longest time, dating cousins was considered acceptable in many cultures, and even preferable in many cases. To this day, there are many cultures and nations that still feel that it's okay to date your cousin, despite how gross that is. This is especially true when it comes to the royal families of both past and present, as marrying your cousin ensures that you keep the bloodline "pure."
This particular person was less than happy that she had accidentally been going out with her cousin, though. She admits that she had been meeting him for dinner for weeks before she found out that he was her cousin. And how did she find out? That's right, at a family reunion! How awkward is that? Can you imagine the look on their faces when they found out? They probably felt sick.
14 She Found Out She Was Related To Her Biggest Crush
Sometimes, when you find out that the person you've been romantically involved with is actually your relative, it's better just to keep that info to yourself. After all, it's a pretty embarrassing situation and definitely one of those things that people just want to forget about. Why would you even tell anyone? Even telling your closest friends would be a waste of time, as they'd probably just laugh at you and tease you for the rest of your life. Still, it must be hard to deal with, especially if that person you just found out is your relative is actually your biggest crush.
That's exactly what happened to this particular person, and her confession is pretty cringe-worthy. But it's actually one of the least embarrassing confessions in this article, as nothing actually happened, other than some flirting. And this story has a pretty good ending, as she managed to get over it and even stay good friends with her crush after her discovery.
13 She Went Out On A Date With Her Relative And Can't Get Over It
Sometimes, the discovery that the person you went on a few dates with is your relative is almost too much to bear. If you were going to make a list of the worst things that could possibly happen when you're dating someone, finding out you're related would rank pretty highly on this list. It completely makes you feel sick. Beyond that, there's also the mental trauma of this discovery, and this is something that never goes away. You might even have nightmares about it later.
This particular person just can't seem to get over the fact that the guy she had drinks with two weeks ago is actually her relative. After finding out, she stopped talking to him and tried to get on with her life. But she just can't get it out of her head, no matter how hard she tries. Something tells me this girl is going to need to serious therapy if she ever wants to get over this.
12 She Found Out Her Crush Is Related To Her
But what happens if the person you really like ends up being your relative? What happens if you find out you're related to someone who you actually feel strongly about? This can lead to a major conundrum, and not many people know how to easily solve it. Of course, the easiest answer is to just end the relationship right then and there, but that isn't always possible. When you really care for someone, it's hard to say goodbye. Needless to say, this is probably one of the worst situations you can find yourself in.
One girl experienced this firsthand, and her response was to just stay friends. Their relationship changed, because they now see themselves as family, but there is always that weirdness she will probably never forget. They at least managed to stay friends since they mean so much to each other.
11 She Got Rejected Because He Found Out They're Related
What's the most likely outcome for a couple who finds out they're related? Rejection. One person, or both of them, will most likely reject their partner right away upon learning this troubling information. This can lead to some pretty severe heartbreak, but at the end of the day there's no denying that it's the right thing to do. Continuing it would just be prolonging the inevitable. You just can't continue with it. Think about it. There are so many things that can go wrong.
But that doesn't mean it's an easy thing to bear. This particular person confesses on Whisper that she still feels heartbroken and connected to her boyfriend, who ditched her because he found out they're related. Maybe she's just traumatized. Who knows. But one thing's for sure – one day she'll realize that he did the right thing.
10 She Went Out With A Guy And Didn't Know They're Related
Casually dating has become much more popular lately It's basically exactly what it sounds like – you can keep the relationship friendly and non-serious, but at the same time you can go on dates with someone. It's not for everyone, but it works well for some people who can't seem to commit to a full relationship for whatever reason. And the best part is that you can keep things low profile while you date.
But this type of relationship does have the potential to go horribly wrong, and it can happen in many ways. Perhaps the least expected way, however, is that you find out you're actually related to your date! That's exactly what this person discovered, but she must have quickly ended that relationship.
9 She's Very Distantly Related To Her Boyfriend
In our current culture, dating someone you are related to is seen as so gross that even if you are only very distantly related, you still can't get over it. This still hasn't stopped many people from doing it over the years, most notably the royal families of the world. These people are almost all related to each other, but nowadays this is absolutely unacceptable.
So when you find out that you're related to your boyfriend, it should probably be a huge blow to your dreams of having children. But that just wasn't the case with this particular woman, who knows that they are only very distantly related. This girl feels really conflicted about how she should react.
8 She Nearly Kissed A Relative
Kissing someone for the first time is one of the biggest moments in a lot of people's lives. When people think about this moment, they hopefully look back on a time when they discovered the magic of romance. Young people dream about what that moment will be like, and hopefully it's a moment that fills them with joy and excitement about the possibilities of the future.
But there are of course other people who look back on this moment with a sense of regret. Some people would actually like nothing more than to forget the moment when they first kissed someone, and this person was nearly an example of that. Because in this confession, the girl admits that she found out the person she nearly kissed was a relative! That probably traumatized her for life.
7 They Had To Break Up Because They Found Out
Finding out that you're related to your boyfriend can cause a lot of anguish. Not just with you and your boyfriend, but also your family and everyone else who finds out about it. The last thing you want is your own mother or father telling you that the person you're dating is actually related to you. This would most likely cause even more embarrassment just finding out on your own. You'd probably never be able to look at your parents the same way again, and it would be one of those unspoken things that causes much awkwardness at family dinners.
Well that's exactly what this girl had to go through when she found out she was related to her boyfriend. They were distant cousins, but that was enough to end the relationship right then and there. She wants nothing more than to talk with her mother about the situation, to see if there's any way she can still date him. But she's just too embarrassed to ask, and we can definitely understand her feelings here.
6 She Accidentally Went Out With Her Step-Brother
In this day and age, people going on casual dates is very common. It's also become pretty acceptable, and for the most, part people have relaxed a bit about the whole thing. It's uncommon for people to be judged for doing this, and it's just part of being young in a modern society. But there are rare occasions where casual dates do get judged, and a clear example of this is when you mistakenly go out with your step-brother.
In all fairness, this girl had no idea that the person she went out with was actually her relative, as she had never met him before. But that very next morning, she was expected at a family brunch, which she attended. To her horror, the person she saw sitting there was none other than the boy she had gone out with the previous night.
5 Her Hottest Crush Ever Was Actually Her Relative
We all have that special someone in our memories. You know what I'm talking about. That one crush that was so much better than anyone else, the one that will stick in your memory until you're old and grey. For most people, this is someone that they can look back on and smile about. But what if you discover something that makes you look upon this person not with joy, but with total disgust? What if you found out that the hottest person you had ever crushed on was actually your relative?
That's exactly what one unlucky girl had to go through, and it's really torturing her mind. She's trying to deal with all those crazy feelings rushing around in her head, and she's honestly having trouble with it.
4 She Found Out The Truth... But She Can't Tell Anyone
What if it's not you that had been with a relative, but someone else? Would you tell them? Some would say that it's your responsibility to do so. If you don't tell them, they could feel betrayed They would probably want to know, right? But on the other hand, telling them might just destroy their relationship, and you would be to blame. Is there any honor in keeping silent in this situation? Or should you be honest and tell them of the mistake they've made? This kind of moral dilemma is enough to drive anyone insane.
Well, that's exactly what one girl had to deal with when she found out that her aunt and uncle are distantly related. Decided whether or not to reveal this is a pretty major decision. In the end, this girl decided to avoid the topic, which is a pretty immoral thing to do.
3 He Accidentally Messaged His Relative On Tinder
Social media and the internet has revolutionized dating and the way we communicate in many ways. Many people find it much easier to meet people on dating apps and other online services, and maybe that's a good thing. But the dark side of online dating is that you never really know who's one the other end. A few blurry, pixelated pictures aren't really enough to truly identify the person you've been messaging, and it's only when you actually meet the person face to face that you realize who you've been talking to.
But what if that person turns out to be your relative? How shocked and disgusted would you be? Well that's exactly what one guy experienced, only it was after he had messaged the girl who later turned out to be his relative. Will he ever forget this moment? Probably not, and it might just discourage him from dating online ever again.
2 As Soon As She Saw Him, She Realized Her Mistake
Sometimes, the best option when you accidentally flirt with a member of your own family is to pretend it never happened. Just run far away, never look back, and never, ever mention it to anyone ever again. While this might seem like the actions of someone living in denial, what else can you really do in that situation? Sometimes running away from your problems really is the best option, especially if it's something as disturbing as finding out the person you've been flirting with online is actually a relative.
Running away is exactly what this particular girl did when she made this startling discovery, and you really can't blame her for what she did.
1 She Accidentally Flirted With Family
Sometimes you get so insecure about something you've done, the only real option is to talk about it. Accidentally flirting with a family member while at a party definitely falls into this category. While some people might want to keep it buried deep inside them, taking that secret to their grave, others just need to get it off their chest. And you can't really blame them for wanting to do that. But some people don't actually ask the question in a way that implicates them directly. Instead, they ask the question as if they're asking for a friend, or out of sheer curiosity. But to anyone with an ounce of perception, it's clear that they're asking about a situation that has happened to them personally.
This girl is a clear example of that. She asks if anyone has accidentally flirted with a family member while at a party because it's obviously something she has done in the past. Why does she even ask this question? The answer is simple. She wants to know if anyone else has made this mistake, because if she hears about other people doing it, she won't feel so alone.