Losing friends right before and after marriage?

posted 2 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Newbee

My friend of over 15 years would talk about random other things when I brought up things about my wedding. It was kind of weird…I said something to her about it. She was pretty upset about it. I think personally she didn’t want to admit that she was brushing me off because of her issues with her boyfriend.

She realized she was being a crappy friend. I let it go because I know she felt bad and we have. been friends for too long.

There always seems to be someone that your marriage will piss off Lolol.

 

 

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yes – I invited only friends that I considered being close to or those that played a significant aspect in my life.  The way some of them acted in the rsvp stage/as bridesmaids was shocking and I have learned now who are my true friends… weddings bring out the best/worst in people… it’s just a shame that you don’t know the status of friendships until a significant event like that happens. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

One of my good friends acted like a complete brat when I didn’t ask her to be a BM.  She didn’t speak to me for a year, so I decided it wasn’t worth inviting her to the wedding.  Why should I when she won’t even talk to me?  The day after the wedding, she sent me a Facebook message saying how disappointed she was that she wasn’t invited and that there is no need to respond.  She then deleted both my husband and I from Facebook.  That was 3 years ago, and I still haven’t heard from her, but I haven’t reached out either.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Aw- I’m sorry to hear about your friends basically flaking out on you, esp on your wedding day! That’s kind of shady of them…

Several years ago, I was a MOH for my best friends wedding. We were very close until wedding planning started. Suddenly, everything (not just wedding stuff) was about her. If she asked my opinion on something and she didn’t like my opinion, she made sure that I knew that she thought my opinion was stupid. I don’t think she is (or was ever) a bad person and I don’t think she was a bad friend to me… but I do think that she let the “it’s your day” get into her head and thought she could act like a complete brat and a b**** and I would be OK with it… and to be honest- I bit my lip bc I was trying to be a good friend and MOH to her and kept telling myself it would be over soon (all things about her wedding)… but then she graduated college a couple months later and it suddenly it became her year and come December… I didn’t want to be around her anymore. I later found out she had been talking shit about me and my (now) husband to all of our friends…

The whole ordeal was very upsetting to me as I did not have a lot of friends and she truly was my BEST friend. I miss her every day but not all friendships are meant to last. I fully believe that she was apart of my life for a reason and is no longer in my life for a different reason.

Can’t say much about your relationships as I don’t know the full story (their side) but if these girls don’t want to be in your life- then just let them go. As much as you want to hold onto these friendships you can’t force somebody to genuinely want to be apart of your life.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

beeFANTASTIC:  I was going to write my story down but yours is very similar. Except mine wasn’t a good friend when I was going through the hardest thing in my life and instead would make it all about her wedding…That’s when I knew she wasn’t a good friend.

OP, I agree that some friendships aren’t meant to last forever. Cut your losses and move on!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

ksn1219:  Yes- same here… I didn’t want to keep going because I felt my response was getting long… before her wedding (or her year…), she was there for me for the most part. She did the whole putting me down in front of people a lot and a lot of yelling at me when she had been drinking but I tried to be extremely patient with her as nobody else seemed to see a problem with her behavior. I started to think maybe I was just being too sensitive.

When I started to help her with her wedding planning- her behavior got way worse. Her mother even commented to me about how much of a brat she was being.

During the months in between her wedding/graduation and December (when we got a “divorce”- that’s what it felt like at least) her behavior didn’t change. I was completely flabbergasted, she actually was worse! When I would go to her with something personal she would brush me off and start talking about whatever was going on in her life… just disapointing. She made me feel horrible as a human being so I had to just let the friendship go.

It’s a shame when friendships just can’t last- but nobody deserves to be treated like that, even by a bride!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  beeFANTASTIC.
Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

beeFANTASTIC:  That is SO true!! I was the only one she was treating like crap and I was the MOH. The moment that I knew was when my grandfather, who was the only living family I had, was in the hospital for 5 days (over my bday nonetheless) and she didn’t ask how he was UNTIL after he was already out 5 days later… and then it only got worse and what was the straw that broke the camels back was when her mom texted me and told me that I was a horrible MOH and had been a horrible friend because I wasn’t there for her during the planning…even though I was dealing with a life or death situation of my own… Selfish people.

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