Post # 1
I love my mom dearly… Her and my father divorced when I was in 8th grade and she hasn’t really been happy since.
Not that they were uber happy together, but ya know…
She recently broke up with her boyfriend of 4 years. I am not “officially” engaged yet, but when I mention things to her, she is a little weird.
I talk to her pretty much everyday and only mention the wedding maybe once every two weeks.
She has told me she is going to stand up with me and be my Maid/Matron of Honor, but she just seems hesitant about the whole deal like she doesn’t even wanna hear it. (And it’s not him, he is a great guy)
I am assuming this is just because of her situation..44 and not believing in “love” anymore. I feel really bad for her, but there’s little I can do.
It’s just hard to deal with I guess, I really really want her to be excited for me and want her to be happy with herself more than anything 🙁
Post # 3
I feel bad that your Mom is feeling down on “love”. It seems like she hasn’t had it easy.
Yet, I can’t help but think that it’s unfair of her to be negative/depressed about your upcoming marriage. She IS your Mom afterall. She should be happy for you and supportive.
Post # 4
Aw that’s a bummer. I know my mom thought she’d be my Maid/Matron of Honor and was crushed when I told her that’s not how it works! Eeks.
Can you do something special for your mom, like take her for a massage and dinner or something? And talk about stuff besides the wedding, maybe her? I think it’s perfectly normal for her to be bummedf and stuff. How long has it been since the break up? After a month or two she should be over the SUPER funk stage and be able to start being happy for you. It’s what moms do. If not, ask her what her reservations are. Maybe she just needs to hear it from you that everything’ll be ok.
She should be supportive for you, but it sounds to me like your mom needs YOUR support right now.