So, I recently got engaged and it's been an amazing couple of weeks sharing the news with our friends and family. However, I have a couple of friends and cousins whose reactions have been less than sympathetic. I'm not going to lie, it kind of hurts. Did anyone experience this as well? How did you deal with it?
In my case it's been 4 people in particular: 2 really close friends and potential bridesmaids (not friends with one another) who are still single. I get the feeling that being single is playing a part in their reaction but c'mon! If it was the other way around I would have been thrilled for them! And I have other single friends who are truly excited for me. So, what gives?
Now, for my cousins, we are about the same age, grew up together. I moved away 7 years ago and they have been distant since. I try to reach out to them often and whenever I go back home I try to see them. But it is always me making an effort. And I feel like relationships are a two way street. Don't you? Anyway, since I got engaged I haven't heard anything from them. Like, what the heck????
It just leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. For different reasons I consider these four people to be special to me and now I don't know if I should even bother with inviting them to the wedding, let alone being part of the wedding party. Any thoughts???