- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
I have a cousin who is 30 years old, married 5 years and has a 3 year old son.
She and her family have just moved back to the area from Las Vegas and she is like a drama filled tornado! If the attention isn’t on her then you better believe she will get it any way she knows how. I mean she even went as far to plan to be pregnant for my bothers wedding so when she traveled home everyone would want to dote over her. She even admitted this. I can’t make this up people. Most recently she called to tell me of her extravagant birthday party to which I explained I would be there to celebrate with her only to be called by her mom two days later telling me it would be a week earlier than “Jane” was telling people in order to surprise her. Unfortunately I would not be able to make it that particular day because I had scheduled my first vacation in three years that week. I explained that fully to my aunt. Fast forward to day of party, I did not call due to no cell service in the national forest we were vacationing at and when traveled into town for supplies I didn’t want to call in fear I may be early and ruin the surprise. Three days later I return home and forgot to call. Oops. True mistake, I promise. I then read a Facebook post of “janes” stating I was a horrible person and I should have canceled my vacation because she traveled home for my 30th and went above and beyond to make the long journey. She then states she had an awesome time with her true friends and family. Let’s explain the reason she came home for my birthday, she called me “homesick” and didn’t have enough money to come home to visit and was hoping I would loan her the money for the plane ticket and she really wanted to be there for my party. Low and behold I bought the ticket and once again she stole the show because everyone was focused on her traveling so far with a small child to be there for my party. I never said a word just let her have the spot light. She is also infamous for faking sick and has now created illnesses for her child to seek attention. I called her after this last shenanigan and told her exactly what I thought and asked that she pay me back for the plane ticket which I wasn’t and still haven’t been reimbursed. The reason for her not having the money was her husband thought it unnecessary for her to come home and didn’t agree with buying a $500 ticket. They are not poor by any means and have very nice cars and home. They spurge on designer purses and hair and nails but won’t pay me back a dime. I also let her know that I didn’t have time for her petty bs and that I didn’t agree with how she lived her life like it was perfect for the world to see while they both cheated on each other and frequented bars and clubs. I don’t live that type of life. I work hard and work even harder to provide for my family and that I did not want her negative fake ways around my family. We haven’t talked since.
When my mom explained to my aunt that we are diy’ing everything and asked that no one help us financially, my aunt actually had the audacity to tell my mom that “janes” wedding will still be the best the family has seen and mine will surely look homemade and cheap.and then said only 100 guests will be no fun. They borrowed $30,000 from my grandparents for a hideous, tacky wedding with over 500 guests. (“The more people you invite the more money you make” true quote from my aunt)
They are my family so they will definitely be invited but I’m a bit nervous for what “Jane” will pull to get the attention she feels she deserves and needs.
The storm has started and I’m waiting for the full on tornado.
Anyone have a similar experience? And how did you deal and what was the outcome?