In-Laws Confessed When They Knew Their Kids’ Marriage Was Doomed

The day your child (or any family member) walks down the aisle is a happy one–or, at least it’s supposed to be. With so many marriages ending in a split, it’s no surprise that the families could see the warning signs from the outset. When relatives of doomed couples were asked in a recent Reddit thread if they could spot any of these warning signs, they dished. These aren’t mere gut feelings that their loved one was making a mistake; these are big, bright red flags flapping in the wind, with a loudspeaker blaring “THIS IS A RED FLAG” next to them, obvious to everyone BUT the newlyweds. Enjoy the gallery below.

1. Sisterly advice

2. Caught on camera

3. A thorny issue

4. You’ve got mail

5. Instant regret