One of our blog visitors who's also a friend chatted with me last night to know what I thought about her present situation. It was one of those things you hear and you say "pray about it". And while sometimes that's the best advice you can give and be given, and the best course of action to take, sometimes people need more practical advice.
The problem is this, she's dated her boyfriend for almost two years. They were friends in the university but it wasn't till 2012 they started dating. He started talking about marriage recently and while it became decided that they will become husband and wife, he decided to disclose some personal details about his family that he hadn't told her before. Long story short, his elder brother (whom she had never heard about, thinking all along that her boo was the first son) has got mental problems and is institutionalized. At first she thought it wouldn't matter to them, but when she she told her mum, her parents, as most parents do, decided to "ask questions" and they found out that one of his uncles has similar problems. According to her parents the "madness runs in their family".
Naturally they've asked her to break up with him immediately, so that she can start looking for another suitor as time is not on her side. She loves her boyfriend and was very excited about marrying him, but the thought of having a mentally disturbed child.....
So she does not know what to do, and if she decides to break up with him, she doesn't know how to go about it. Plus it will really hurt his feelings. Or should she just go ahead with the wedding and hope for the best?
What will you do if you're in her shoes?