I feel very powerless in a situation where I’m basically watching my 16 yo neice ruin her life.
Its not her fault, its my sister in laws fault. Every since my niece was a little girl my sil has been teaching her the ways of the world in regards with boys. Dressing her seductively and educating her about things like kissing etc. Now that my niece is 16, my sil mentioned that she would like to put her on birth control. She said it would be nice if she could meet someone because she thought that it would be good if my niece could have a relationship, just so she could have someone to have sex with! I don’t even remember what I said, but my sil responded by saying that all the girls are doing it! Both my sil and brother are fallen away Catholics.
Well, now my niece has a boyfriend and I believe my sil and brother let the boy sleep over their house last night. It’s a long story how I know this, but I know.
I don’t have a close relationship with my niece, so I have no sway in her decisions. I can’t confront my sil because she can’t deal with any criticism and freaks out if you tell her anything and I’m trying to preserve my relationship with them which has always been on shaky ground. But if I don’t say anything, would that be morally evil?
What would you do? What is my responsibility in this? I need to approach this prudently.