#1114: “Talking about child abuse during wedding planning.”

Behind a cut for parental bigotry & abuse. Hi Captain, I’m wondering if you have any scripts for explaining why your family won’t be at your wedding. I am no contact with my parents. My mom’s combination of untreated, unacknowledged mental illness and homophobia created a very toxic, very abusive childhood. My dad enabled/noped out … Continue reading #1114: “Talking about child abuse during wedding planning.”

#1003: “Getting married in 30 days and the parent drama is making me wish we’d eloped.”

Dear Captain Awkward, My wedding is in a month.  There is new parental drama that makes me wish we were eloping.  How do I still enjoy my wedding? Fiancée and I are introverts and did not want a huge wedding.  My parents do not understand why we would not want 300 guests (despite numerous attempts … Continue reading #1003: “Getting married in 30 days and the parent drama is making me wish we’d eloped.”

#900: “It’s been two years. My sister is still mad that I did not choose her as my Maid of Honor at my wedding.”

Dear Captain Awkward, I got married 2 years ago, and since then Older Sister & I haven’t spoken. What prompted the silence was that she wasn’t a Maid of Honor at my wedding. Let me preface this by saying I come from a Southern family where weddings are a big deal, but if it had … Continue reading #900: “It’s been two years. My sister is still mad that I did not choose her as my Maid of Honor at my wedding.”

#258 = #191 + Bridesmaidery

This is a follow-up to this post: https://captainawkward.com/2012/02/15/191-annual-reminder-time-get-your-teeth-cleaned-get-your-eyesnaughty-bits-checked-and-stop-hanging-out-with-crappy-people/ Dear Captain Awkward: First of all, I want to thank you and your commenters SO MUCH for being such kick-ass human beings and providing so much support and insight into the situation when I was so blind to what was going on. If I could, I'd invite … Continue reading #258 = #191 + Bridesmaidery