My brother got married. His wife has two sisters. My husband says that those sisters are also my SIL's. I say they are not related. So...if my brother marries into a family, am I now related to that family as well? If so, what's the relation??
Technically they are now "connected" to you, but there is no handy title for what that means. They aren't your SILs. They're your SIL's sisters, which can still be considered family. They are your family by "kinship."
According to the WikiPedia entry for Sister-in-law: A sister-in-law is one's brother's wife, or one's spouse's sister. One's spouse's brother's wife is also considered a sister-in-law. The plural of this term is "sisters-in-law". So your brothers' wives are your SILs, your Dh's sister is your SIL, and his brothers' wives are your SILs. (And your sisters and brothers' wives are his.) Your brother's wife's sisters are not your SILs... but they are your kin now and could be called "SIL" for convenience.
Answer by Collinsky at 12:56 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by Buffie95 at 12:36 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Technically they are not, but if you want to consider them that I guess it's OK.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
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Answer by admckenzie at 12:56 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by Collinsky at 12:58 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
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Answer by Knightquester at 1:11 PM on Apr. 18, 2009