Post # 1
I am so over you, jealous siblings! Please remember I am getting married because I am blissfully in love, and NOT so I can beat you to it.
I was so shocked at the reaction to our engagement by our CLOSE family members. We have been dating for 3 years, we live together, we love eachother, it wasn’t exactly out of the blue.
My very close older sister said “Oh Cool!” And quickly changed the subject. So just because you aren’t engaged you can’t be happy for me? I get more excited than that when you show me a new pair of shoes that you got on sale, dear sister!
And don’t even get me started on FI’s older brother, who took his girlfriend ring shopping the very day he found out FI was proposing, umm weirdo?
I know sometimes the things I say on here don’t go over so well, so please see the humor in this, Bees… and don’t be too hard on me! =)
Post # 3
I agree it is frustrating when you feel like they aren’t excited or acting jealous.
Couple of thoughts and not trying to be hard on you but, how exactly did you expect your sister to react? My husband and I didn’t have such great reactions but that was because everyone knew it was coming soon. I’m sure your family thought the same thing.
Post # 4
Well, I’m the type to go all goo-goo-ga-ga over people’s engagements, weddings, pregnancies, whatever. My sister and I are very close, BUT she is slightly more reserved than I am, so I didn’t exactly expect her to pee her pants or anything! =) She is not the sole person that brought on this post. FBIL was a big part of it, not just over this situation but his extreme jealousy of FI in gengeral that I won’t even get into. I’ll keep this post somewhat light and fun!
ALSO, I see all over this site waiting bees time and time again saying their friends are getting engaged and they are just soooo mad. And I just don’t get that. You are different people, you have a different relationship, you’re at different points in your life. I don’t care if they have dated 49 days less than you and your boyfriend and got engaged first. You should just be able to be genuinely happy for this person, if they are truly your friend, IMHO.