Verbally abusive SIL and family dynamics

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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3001 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am a big proponet of direct family should always be invited (parents, sibblings) unless the problem is so big that it can never be over come.  Not inviting to the wedding, especially when she lives with his mom, is just going to cause problems.  If she never comes around, you didn’t slam the door in her face by not inviting her.  If she does come around, you will have a wide open door to invite her back. 

Post # 4
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@searock:  I wanted to kick a certain family member out of the wedding because they were being a huge asshole. But they were a family member. Someday, hopefully, we’ll be able to work it all out. My fiance intelligently said exactly what MissWhowedding said, let’s not burn our end of the bridge just because they burned their side.

Post # 6
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3031 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Taking the high road, whenever possible, is the best scenario –especially when it’s your partner’s family. In the long run, he will either thank you for keeping the peace OR it will blow up beyond control (and then the point is moot anyway). But hopefully thngs can be repaired.

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