'I have fallen for my wife's sister...'

Dear Diana,
I got married a year ago. It was an arranged marriage. My wife is from Jamshedpur. As she was new to Mumbai, she used to feel lonely. So she thought of calling her younger sister to come and stay with us for a few weeks. Her sister, who has just completed her postgraduation, managed to get a job in Mumbai. So she continued to stay with us. It has now been four months that she has been staying with us. It was a happy arrangement as my wife no longer felt lonely. Her sister always wanted to work in Mumbai and she managed to find a good job. I was happy for both of them. But gradually over time, I found myself having feelings for my wife's sister. My wife is quiet and unassuming while her sister knows how to enjoy life. I think her sister and me are more alike. We often sit up till late night watching TV. She is a smart cookie and knows that I am attracted to her. My wife has no clue that I have fallen for her sister. What do I do?
— Dhruv

Illustration/Uday Mohite
Illustration/Uday Mohite 

Dear Dhruv,
You are playing with fire and get ready to be scorched. You will create a rift between the sisters and destroy their relations. First, you need to get your wife's sister out of your head. As you feel, her nature is more like yours, you are attracted to her. Before things go out of control, steer clear from her path. Stop the late night TV watching sessions. You never know when one thing could lead to another. Your sister-in-law is aware of what is going on, but she does not want to rock the boat as she knows she will mess up her sister's life. Remember blood is thicker than water. You want to be with your sister-in-law, but do you have the courage to tell it to your wife? I am sure your wife will be shell shocked by your revelation. And her sister will also put up an act and feign ignorance. Do you want to take the risk? Think hard before you go astray.

Diana will solve it!
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