More clarification here before I reply (later today or tomorrow) to each of the wonderfully thought out and written posts above. 1. One has to pay for ignorance and gullibility. Also, haste makes waste (most of the times if not always). Thankfully, the matter is not really serious but she is feeling deceived somewhere. - The husband’s brother lives in a different city and she had not gotten a chance to meet him during the courtship. - She had met her FIL every time she visited her husband’s home but she says she never found anything amiss. - She says she was being honest with the man who would be her life partner and was expecting honesty back from him. It is true that neither she nor her family asked for any medical history or medical examinations. - She is a working woman. She works as a teller in a bank. - She says she revealed about her skin condition because her older sister suffers from a similar issue. She had not shared this with her husband and family dismissing it as insignificant. However, when her skin condition aggravated with change in season, her husband was worried if it is some contagious condition! She didn’t want to undergo that humiliation herself. - I played the part of the sounding board initially and then the role of an amateur counselor! I think her man had fallen in love with her instantly and so didn’t want to ruin his chances of marriage. I said this aloud and asked her to check if that really is the case. If it is then with a heartfelt apology from the husband, baat will be khatam! Right? 2. - Falling madly in love with a girl and getting married to her and then falling in love again with another girl baffles me to no end. - Similarly, liking someone, respecting him whatever his marital status is, is acceptable but the desire to get married to him and live with him is plain silly/ immature or selfish. - Liking someone who likes you back could only be infatuation that wanes off eventually. Wish there was a way to distinguish between infatuation and love. All the adjectives used for F were to highlight that she has lived an impeccable life displaying an impeccable character. Not in her wildest dreams did X imagine her daughter to go astray like this. They are one unhappy family now but X has decided to try counseling for F to get her out of this situation. X is adamant and so determined that she is ok if F remains a spinster forever (Since F claims that she cannot love anyone other than Z) instead of being a homewrecker. Letters of Alphabet were used only to facilitate sentence construction while typing. 3. Yes, @paru123, I get the same vibes. She is still emotionally attached to her ex since she seems to be keeping tabs on him.