(Closed) Abandonment at wedding (should I run?)

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 48
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

Wow. I guess you decided not to run.


I’ve been in situations where the BF is a mommy’s boy and certainly where the BF doesn’t bother to give his mother full disclosure about the relationship. In fact, I’m in one right now. I’m of the age now where I could care less if his mother likes me. I will do all the things I have to do to sustain the relationship, but I’m not here for her. I’m almost 39 years old, and we are supposedly getting engaged this month, but he has not told this woman that we are even back together.

Oh, did I forget to mention that after 7 years together, he ran away from home because I told him to propose or get out? Ran home right to mommy’s house. We’d been living together two years, and when we moved in together, I had to break that news to her, too, cause he didn’t. It was so funny. We’d been dating for I guess 5 years. He took me to his grandma’s funeral. First time I met the parents. His mom’s best friend is trying to figure out who I am because no one introduces me, probably cause his mother doesn’t even know who to tell anyone I am. So the friend asks me if I’m BF’s friend. I told her that we were in a relationship of five years and living together. Her friggin wig almost fell off.

Later, BF tells me my comment wasn’t appropriate. Hee hee…it wasn’t appropriate for everyone there to be guessing behind my back who I was and for me to be awkwardly stared at but not introduced out to anyone. Oh, when BF would introduce me, he’d just say, “this is honeybee1999.” and people would be waiting for the “and honeybee1999 is your….what exactly?” but he wouldn’t fill it in.

of course our problems are a whole nother case of nuts. You handled your issue pretty well. The only thing I’d have done differently is get my own room the first night I realized I had to share with anyone I didn’t know. Next thing I would have done is been a lot less helpful once I realized these people were freezing me out. Lastly, I would have insisted to the mom I was fine no matter how many times she asked. Oh and I might have blown up BF’s phone until I ruined his fun in the basement. But you are better than me, obviously. God bless you!


Post # 49
104 posts
Blushing bee

@pinkybunny:  I just read the replys since I posted including your updates and wow, you handled everything so well, were so calm, and so reasonable. I slow clap for you. 

Post # 50
180 posts
Blushing bee

My entire reaction to this: fuck outta here. Okay, I get MOB’s motivations, and it really was your bf who messed up, but how dare she talk down to a 30-year-old-woman about her private relationship? I love my bf’s mother but she has pulled weird passive aggressive stuff like that with me, but whenever my bf started playing mama’s boy, I’d just remind him that I’m the one fucking him, and if he wants an adult relationship with adult intimacy, I was not going to play the role of kid pal…or really, SISTER. She is not your parent.

I think it’s insane that you have been dating the bride’s brother for 4 years, have met the family many times, are living with him, were put to work, but were not involved in a way that made you feel included. The lack of basic etiquette there suprises me.

Wonder how MOB would’ve felt if another famly had put her daughter through that…guess only “little boys” need protection. You need to make sure your bf quickly mans-up and becomes ACTIVE in facilitating your relationship with his family. My bf used to screw me over because he always had the luxury of being oblivious to other people’s discomfort cause mom bent over backwards for him. He’s changed a lot though.

If you choose to stay with him you can decide how often you see his family. And a good tip: make friends with the Father-In-Law. Dads tend to not get involved in petty shit (and are men too, so not immune to wanting to pal around with a nice, young woman) and it’s good to have a rational voice that can say “I think she’s great for BF; you’re reading too much into it.” Pisses off Mother-In-Law too – haha, I’m petty, whatever.

Post # 51
836 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You said you were a writer, is this for real?  Because honestly, I have read it a couple of times, and it sounds like an essay.  but if it is for real, you are very well written and… this is my thought…

We are planning a Vow Renewal for our 20th anniversary next year and that is why i am here, I say this because it leads me to my point…

My husband and I have been through EVERY WEDDING VOW POSSIBLE…

good times and bad…

richer poorer…

sickness health…


I could give you the whole story, but it would take PAGES! so I will just go on with my point…

Through ALLLLL of this and 19 years later, his mother STILL hates me.  Do I care?  eh, I used to, I used to do “whatever it takes”.  Then I realized… I would never be good enough so I friggin quit caring.  My mother in law will always be his mom.  I will always be his wife.  Thats the end of it.  After 19 years if she has not accepted me by now, she never will.  Trust me, she has said and done some VERY hurtful things but my love for my husband means more to me than his mothers dislike for me.  This is how I have always thought, and always will think. 

Things may ALWAYS be like that with his mother.  As they are with me and MY mother in law.  She even said she isn’t coming to our vow renewal.  Hurtful? yes.  Worth taking up space in my brain and heart? no! 

I wish you the best luck in your future, but be prepared that things may not change and once you are married, those are vows for a lifetime.  Make sure you are prepared. 


Post # 52
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Your an amazing writer! got any books out? I’d love to read 🙂 

but man oh man! you’ve dealth with all of that!? IDK how on earth you did that. I would have lost my mind and then some! YOU GOT BALLS! haha. best of luck to you girl. 

Post # 53
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You were so awesome during all of this caca that I stand up and applaud you. (As a fellow writer, I also get the write-or-die 3am thing, too.)

Post # 54
1336 posts
Bumble bee

@loch_ness:  Me too. I would rather sleep by myself than sleep with a bfs mom(not an in-law) that I barely know

Post # 55
1336 posts
Bumble bee

@Ellegee:  I agree with this post whole heartedly

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