(Closed) Mom is losing it over everything!

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I dont think you are wrong and it was totally fair for you to give your parents a certain amount of guests they could invite. Dont budge on the extra guest thing, but maybe include your mom in the planning a little more so she wont feel left out and maybe she will calm down a little.

Post # 4
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2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oy, sounds exactly like stuff I deal with. I would say that it is best to try to manage her expectations far enough in advance that these kinds of things won’t be stressful. Continue to share the cost breakdown with her as often as possible so she will see that you are not being difficult.

I think you worded the invitation right, but maybe she is feeling embarassed because she wishes she could help? Try sitting her down and explaining that you are not being malicious. Show her all the numerous examples on the internet of invitaions worded the way you have chosen so she will see that it is typical and not at all out of the ordinary.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

When people think something is only right, or tradition, its tough to change their minds. Maybe you can show her examples of other invites like that from google images. It might make her realize, even just a little bit, that you arent humiliating her. 

Remind her that her name will be on the program!  Maybe that will help too.

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