A man was so bothered by his wife's mother and brother that he opted for divorce. He remarries another woman, only to discover that his mother-in-law and brother-in-law remain the same. Seeking relief, he divorces once again, this time resolving to stay single. Nonetheless, he has the same brother-in-law.
How is this possible?
Let us denote the man, his former wife and former wife's brother respectively by m, w and b.
m remarried w's sister(s) and b is married to m's suster t.
Now, b is the brother of w and s, and b is t's husband.
Accordingly, even though m divorces s, he is still related to b through his sister t.
Consequently, b is still m's brother in law.
Edited on November 11, 2008, 11:56 pm