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I have to confess that I don't really want my grandparents coming to my wedding.

 

It's my mother's parents. they had a falling out and haven't talked for years. I still talk to them. I think it would just be a huge big fight or awkwardness the whole time so I'd rather them just not go. Plus I would feel like i had to keep them both away from each other the whole time, and i dont want to worry about that stuff.

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I have to confess that I don't really want my grandparents coming to my wedding.

It's my mother's parents. they had a falling out and haven't talked for years. I still talk to them. I think it would just be a huge big fight or awkwardness the whole time so I'd rather them just not go. Plus I would feel like i had to keep them both away from each other the whole time, and i dont want to worry about that stuff.
the worst part about weddings for me is when familys have been divorced or hate each otehr or something and i have to try and figure out away to take the pictures and still make people seem happy.

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apologizing in advance because this will be long, and you guys are my personal therapy these days...

 

i am sure i have tons of little confessions, but my big one is that i hate my own family. they are always in my business, telling me what to do, judging me, etc etc, creating drama where there doesnt need to be any. i was just talking to my stepmom last night about how my FI's wonderful family must think i come from a pack of assholes. you all know about my crazy mom, to whom i'm not speaking, and i am not even gonna touch that one with a ten foot pole right now. most of you know about my controlling aunt throwing my shower, who isnt coming to my wedding, but is finishing her basement this year for $40K. then my aunt has the nerve to tell us where we should register so that everyone can afford to buy us gifts, because we "have fancy tastes" --- im sorry but when did i ever say i expected a gift from anyone? I dont! we registered for a wide range of things at 3 stores to try to hit all price points, i dont have to register anywhere she suggests, so why cant she just stop offering unsolicited advice?

 

my sister, who is my MOH, is just barely going to be 22 by the time of my wedding, and she is still in college and has ADD, bless her heart, and is on medications to control it. i have done my best to divide up requests among bridesmaids so my sister is not too burdened because i know she has a hard time with her class load. but she never returns my goddamn calls or emails about wedding stuff in a timely manner. in fact, the only time that my sister usually calls me is when SHE wants something. like for me to help her with her resume, or cover letters, or to edit a paper for a class of hers. i am not a fucking free editing service at her disposal whenever. i wish we were closer, but i feel like theres a lot of animosity because of her behavior, she is very selfish. my mom only perpetuates my sister's behavior by coddling her her entire life, so my sister doesnt know how to do anything on her own. she doesnt even have any idea how much of her college education is in student loans!

 

then this week, my dad has been bitching about the cost of my wedding, suggesting we call it off and do it at home because he doesnt want to pay to go -- says he cant afford to but he just put about $400 worth of upgrades into a laptop computer he BORROWED from me, and thinks now he doesnt have to give back because he paid for half of it in the first place when i went away to college almost 8 years ago, and he and my mom split all those costs 50/50. my dad has a nice photo printer, which is better than my printer at home, and I cant use my office printer because the cardstock for my STDs is too thick. so i asked him if i could use his printer, thinking well he isnt paying a dime for my wedding so the least he could do is let me print my stuff for my stds at his house --- then he f'ing tells me "well the ink is $80 per cartridge, so you'd have to replace it" ---ok yah dad, im gonna spend $80 to buy you new ink, the whole reason i asked was to avoid PAYING someone like kinkos to do it! OH! and btw, my dad has still not even applied for his passport yet!!!!!

 

another related confession: i recently told my stepmom that i wished she was my real mom, because she doesnt judge or manipulate me the way my mother does.

 

my poor FI, sometimes i dont even know why he still wants to marry me because my family is so screwed up.

 

my half sister is not speaking to my half brother (both from my dad's 1st marriage, so yes if you do the math, my dad is on his 3rd marriage), and they are supposed to room together at my wedding. i sent out an email to everyone in my family asking for their mailing addresses because i knew some people had recently moved and i didnt have the new address, and my sister wouldnt give me brothers new address because "she doesnt have it". im sorry, theyre both almost 40, please grow up.

 

ON THE OTHER HAND---

my FI's family is wonderful and loving and amazing. they arent crazy or too judgmental like my family is. they dont yell at each other. they're always kind. and generous. and never once made a single comment about how us doing a DW was going to cost them. and then on top of that, they offered to pay for the whole kit n caboodle. why can't my family be more like them? i am often jealous of FI because of how great his family is, but he doesnt really appreciate them that much.

 

i could go on and on...feeling a bit better though for getting all that off my chest. the ONLY wedding thing im stressed about is my stupid family and all the problems they cause! everything else basically has been smooth sailing compared to their bullshit.

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Oh Maura, all of that sounds awful. I'm so sorry that your family is making an already stressful situation (planning your wedding) more stressful for you. Hopefully they will start to come around and realize how insensitive they are being.

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maura - that sucks sad.gif but i am glad you were able to get it out here, that must feel a hell of a lot better and that you have FI's family to show you a different way!

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My confession... which is not so secret because I've told Brian about it, but MIL is starting to seriously GET ON MY NERVES. She's so super clingy when it comes to Brian. She calls about EVERYDAY to talk about the stupidest stuff. Like "Oh I want to tell Brian how I found a set of pencils with the name Brian on them." She spent the night over at our house on Valentine's Day (she invited herself!!), when she comes and visits, it's not for a couple of hours like my parents, but for 8 freaking hours (and she doesn't live far). There's more, but I could go on forever. She is just driving me freaking crazy. It bugs me even more Brian isn't telling her to back off even though he's annoyed too. He says he wants to avoid drama, but I swear, he's so not gonna like it if I snap and tell her to back off.
Ewwwww!!! That would drive me mad too and I hope he says something before you flip out on her!

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My future in laws are so dang pretentious, snooty shameonyou.gif and into keeping up appearances (not in the aesthetic way....more socially) that sometimes I want to just get wasted at one of their fancy little parties and run around naked smile117.gif or flash someone to liven things up. I think that would be just delightful.....shitfan.gif
I think that would be delightful too! Snooty people irk the hell out of me!

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apologizing in advance because this will be long, and you guys are my personal therapy these days...

i am sure i have tons of little confessions, but my big one is that i hate my own family. they are always in my business, telling me what to do, judging me, etc etc, creating drama where there doesnt need to be any.
Dang Maura, the whole thing sucks sad.gif One of my dear friends has the same issue with her family and it's to the point where she is getting married next month and not telling any of them because she is afraid they will show up. We can't choose our families and just because you share blood with people doesn't mean you have to like them. Sorry sad.gif

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I confess that one of my bosses is completely lame and incompetent, and when we have meetings I enjoy asking him questions I already know the answers to just so I can watch him scramble. Dance, puppet!

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I confess that one of my bosses is completely lame and incompetent, and when we have meetings I enjoy asking him questions I already know the answers to just so I can watch him scramble. Dance, puppet!
Ha! That is very funny smile117.gif

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